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Beowulf tops US box office chart
Beowulf stars Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins
Fantasy movie Beowulf has topped the US and Canada box office chart.

The film, based on an ancient English poem, uses actors as the basis for animation. It sold $28.1m (13.7m) of tickets during its first three days.

Jerry Seinfeld's animated Bee Movie slipped one place to number two with $14.3m (7m).

American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, also fell down the chart to third place - taking $13.2m (6.4m).

1. Beowulf - $28.1m (13.7m)
2. Bee Movie - $14.3m (7m)
3. American Gangster - $13.2m (6.4m)
4. Fred Claus - $12m (5.8m)
5. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - $10m (4.9m)
Source: Media By Numbers

Christmas comedy Fred Claus, featuring Wedding Crashers actor Vince Vaughn as Santa's older brother, took $12m (5.8m) in its second weekend, earning the number four spot.

Fantasy drama Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, starring Dustin Hoffman as a toy impresario, entered the chart at number five with $10m (4.9m).

Sixth was Steve Carrell's comedy Dan in Real Life, which took $4.5m (2.2m), while thriller No Country For Old Men was a new entry at seven with $3.1m (1.5m) despite a limited release.

Finishing off the top 10 were Lions for Lambs with $2.9m (1.4m), horror film Saw IV with $2.3m (1.1m), and literary adaptation Love In The Time Of Cholera with $1.9m (936,000).

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