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Audiences flock to Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket movie
Carrey plays Count Olaf in the movie
Jim Carrey movie Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events is top of the UK box office chart this week.

It took more than 2m in its first three days of opening, said film trade magazine Screen International.

The children's movie knocked cartoon superhero film The Incredibles off the top after its four-week run.

Tom Hanks' The Polar Express is third in this week's chart while thriller Blade, starring Wesley Snipes, is fourth and Phantom of the Opera fifth.

Carrey entertained crowds at the UK premiere of Lemony Snicket in London on Friday.

Jim Carrey
Carrey delighted the crowd at the film's UK premiere
The actor grabbed co-star Meryl Streep and whisked her around Leicester Square.

Based on the cult children's books by author Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket follows three children who are orphaned when their parents die in a fire.

They are taken in by their wicked uncle Count Olaf, played by Carrey, who schemes to get his hands on their fortune.


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