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Bond is UK top gun for third week

Daniel Craig with a fan at the Sydney premiere of Quantum of Solace
Craig was in Australia this weekend for his film's Sydney premiere

Bond film Quantum of Solace is still the most popular movie in the UK and Ireland, making five times more than its closest competition last weekend.

The action-packed thriller took 5.16m between Friday and Sunday, pushing its overall UK takings past the 40m mark.

Computer game adaptation Max Payne, its nearest rival, could only muster 1m in its first three days on release.

Quantum of Solace is also the top film in the US and Canada, where it opened two weeks later than in the UK.

The movie has so far made $317m (211m) worldwide, according to figures collected by the Box Office Mojo website.

UK BOX OFFICE TOP 5
1. Quantum of Solace - 5.16m
2. Max Payne - 1m
3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year - 0.97m
4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno - 0.79m
5. Ghost Town - 0.59m
Source: Screen International
Aside from the top two, no other film released in the UK and Ireland made more than 1m over the weekend.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year dropped down a place to three after four weeks on the chart, putting it just ahead of new US comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Ricky Gervais comedy Ghost Town came fifth.

Indian film Dostana was the only other new entry in this week's Top 10, entering the chart in sixth place.

German drama The Baader-Meinhof Complex performed respectably in 14th place, though, making more on a takings-per-screen basis than eight of the films placed above it.

Quantum of Solace opens in Australia this week, having held its Sydney and Melbourne premieres last weekend.

It will face competition in the UK this weekend from Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Body of Lies, horror movie Quarantine and romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl.



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