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Bewitched fails to topple Charlie
Bewitched failed to make number one in the US
Nicole Kidman's Bewitched has failed to knock Charlie and the Chocolate Factory off the top spot at the UK box office.

Bewitched joins The Island and Madagascar as the films which have been unable to curb the success of the Tim Burton picture.

The remake of the Roald Dahl classic, starring Johnny Depp, has claimed its fourth straight week at number one.

The only other new entry in the top 10 was martial arts film Unleashed, which made its debut in the chart at six.

Scuppered bid

Unleashed, directed by French film-maker Luc Besson, stars Jet Li as an escaped captive who possesses extraordinary fighting skills.

Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins feature among the cast of the film, which is also known as Danny The Dog.

1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2 Bewitched
3 The Island
4 Crash
5 Herbie: Full Loaded
Source: Screen International

Comic film Bewitched, which also stars Will Ferrell and Shirley MacLaine, hinges on the plotline that a producer remaking the TV sitcom casts a real witch for the lead role.

In June, the film was scuppered in its bid to take pole position in the US box office, kept at number two by Batman Begins.

Other new films to make their debut in the box office chart are The Perfect Man, starring Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear, at number 11.

Indian release Barsaat follows at number 12, while The Rising, which chronicles the Indian Mutiny of 1857, has fallen from 10 to 14.

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