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Van Helsing leads UK film chart
Kate Beckinsale
The film has been poorly reviewed but popular at cinemas
Horror movie Van Helsing, starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, has stayed on top of the UK and Ireland box office for a second week.

The film, based on the vampire-killing hero of Bram Stoker's Dracula, took 2.4m between Friday and Sunday. It has taken 9.6m in total.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, stays in second place.

Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol 2 is at number three in the chart.

Football hooliganism drama The Football Factory debuted at number four, after making more than 210,000 from 161 screens.

UK AND IRELAND FILM TOP FIVE
1) Van Helsing
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) Kill Bill Vol 2
4) The Football Factory
5) Laws of Attraction
Source: Screen International

Laws of Attraction, a romantic comedy starring James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore, was in fifth place, having taken more than 194,000.

In ninth place was the 120m epic Troy, the historical drama starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana. This was despite the film only being shown in previews at a single cinema in the West End of London.

The film will be released across the UK next week.

In the US, Troy opened at number one after making more than $45.6m (25.8m) in its opening three day weekend.


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