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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 13:35 GMT
Kong recaptures box office crown
Naomi Watts in King Kong
King Kong won a tight battle with The Chronicles of Narnia
King Kong has returned to the top of the UK and Ireland's box office.

Peter Jackson's remake of the classic film regained the crown from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

The two films have jostled for pole position in recent weeks, taking 2.16m and 2.13m respectively at the weekend.

Gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain - starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger - opened in fourth spot after showing in a limited number of cinemas.

UK & IRELAND BOX OFFICE CHART
1. King Kong (2.16m)
2. Narnia (2.13m)
3. Just Friends (1.75m)
4. Brokeback Mountain (987,261)
5. Just Like Heaven (934,650)
Source: Screen International

Romantic comedy Just Friends, about a man who meets the woman he had a crush on at high school, entered the chart at number three in its opening weekend with takings of 1.75m.

Another new entry in the top 10 was Woody Allen's Match Point - starring Scarlett Johansson - at number seven.

Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo's romance Just Like Heaven dropped two places to five with 934,650, while Cheaper By The Dozen 2 also fell from four to six after taking 781,725.

The fourth JK Rowling adaptation, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, took 582,984 in its eighth week on the chart upping its total haul to 47.55m.

Rounding out the top 10 was The Producers at nine and March of the Penguins at 10.




SEE ALSO:
UK box office bucks annual slump
06 Jan 06 |  Entertainment
Kong captures festive box office
27 Dec 05 |  Entertainment
Potter is 2005's biggest UK movie
22 Dec 05 |  Entertainment
King Kong UK debut beats Narnia
20 Dec 05 |  Entertainment
Narnia tops US and UK box offices
12 Dec 05 |  Entertainment


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