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27 Dresses remains UK's top film

Katherine Heigl at the Italian premiere of 27 Dresses
27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl, has so far made almost 4m in the UK

Romantic comedy 27 Dresses has stayed firm at the top of the UK and Ireland box office for a second week.

The film, which stars Katherine Heigl, took over 1 million in its second week of release, bringing its total to almost 4 million.

Son of Rambow was the highest new entry, debuting at number two with ticket returns of 900,000.

In a strong week for new releases, drama Never Back Down entered at number four, and thriller Awake at seven.

The final new entry was One Missed Call, a remake of the 2003 Japanese film Chakushin Ari. It entered at number eight.

Last week's number two film, Step Up 2 The Streets, slipped just one place to number three.

1 27 Dresses - 1.03m
2 Son of Rambow - 0.90m
3 Step Up 2 The Streets - 0.88m
4Never Back Down - 0.85m
5 The Spiderwick Chronicles - 0.82m
Source: Screen International

Chart-topping 27 Dresses recounts the fortunes of an unlucky-in-love serial bridesmaid.

It failed to top the North American box office on its US release in January, coming in second to disaster film Cloverfield.

Gambling film 21 is currently at number one in the US box office charts. Leatherheads, which stars George Clooney and has its UK premiere tonight, is in third place.

British comedy Son of Rambow tells the story of a group of children who decide to film a sequel to Sylvester Stallone's action blockbuster Rambo.

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