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Pirates holds off Superman return
Brandon Routh in Superman Returns
Superman Returns cost an estimated $200m (109m) to make
Comic-book adventure Superman Returns has failed to knock the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel off the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart.

In its second weekend on release, Dead Man's Chest held on the top spot with three-day takings of just over 6m.

The Superman film, playing on 37 fewer screens, took 4.3m in its first three days, entering the rundown at two.

Bollywood comedy Golmaal is the only other new entry in this week's Top 10, making its debut at eight.

Animated caper Over the Hedge dropped down a place to two, its weekend takings of 915,510 taking its overall UK and Ireland gross to 8.7m.

Ken Loach's film The Wind That Shakes the Barley was the only film to go up the chart, rising up a place to take fourth spot.

The Pirates of the Caribbean sequel set a domestic box office record earlier this month by taking 2.3m on its first day of release.

Since opening on 7 July the film has taken 26.7m in the UK and Ireland, according to industry publication Screen Daily.

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