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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 17:02 GMT
Bond's Royale reigns box office
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig's success as the superspy has continued
Daniel Craig's gritty take on Bond has continued to hold the rest of the week's movies in its iron grip.

Casino Royale took 8.5m in its second weekend - more than the rest of the top ten put together.

Borat trailed in second place with a take of 1.5m but Sacha Baron Cohen's creation has made 21.2m in a month.

The Santa Clause 3 came in at number three with takings of more than 1.2m while comedy Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, came in fourth with 922,574.

UK/ IRELAND BOX OFFICE
Casino Royale - 8.5m
Borat - 1.5m
The Santa Clause 3 - 1.2m
Tenacious D - 922,574
Jackass: Number Two - 735,274
Source: Screen International

Over just two weekends the new Bond has taken 27.9m, making it by far the most successful Bond at this stage.

New at five was Jackass: Number Two, with Bollywood thriller Dhoom 2 coming straight in at six.

Falling from third to seventh was 19th century magical thriller The Prestige while Pan's Labyrinth, a dark fantasy set in 1940's Spain, was new at eight.

Down five places at nine was dance-based romantic drama Step Up with horror flick Saw III rounding off the top ten.

Bond will be glancing over his shoulder at the musical penguins of Happy Feet which has outsold Casino Royale in the US and which opens in the UK on 8 December.






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