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Ritchie fails to dislodge Austen
Critics have been dismissive about Ritchie's fourth feature
Guy Ritchie's crime thriller Revolver has failed to knock Pride and Prejudice off the top of the UK box office chart.

The Jane Austen adaptation remained in pole position in its second weekend on release, a 1.9m haul bringing its takings in the UK and Eire to 6.4m.

Revolver entered the chart at two, its weekend takings of 882,814 putting it narrowly ahead of Land of the Dead.

However, as Revolver's figures include money from previews, the zombie horror did better between Friday and Sunday.

George A Romero's film, which opened on 39 fewer screens than Revolver, made 870,285 in its first three days of release.


Because Ritchie's film opened one day earlier, making 144,938 in its first 24 hours, its actual takings between Friday and Sunday were 737,876.

The only other new entry in this week's Top 10 was Japanese animation Howl's Moving Castle.

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Revolver
3. Land of the Dead
4. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
5. The Longest Yard
Source: Screen International

Based on a novel by Welsh author Dianne Wynne Jones, the film debuted at 10 with weekend takings of 212,628.

Elsewhere in the chart sex farce The 40-Year-Old Virgin slipped down a place to four, while prison comedy The Longest Yard dropped three places to five.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory continued to perform well at seven, making 255,866 in its ninth week of release.

This Friday sees the release of Goal!, a rags-to-riches soccer story featuring such football stars as David Beckham and Alan Shearer.

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