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Marley is top dog at UK cinemas

Scene from Marley and Me
The film spent two weeks at the top of the US box office

Dog drama Marley and Me topped the UK box office charts in its opening week, taking 4.4m in ticket sales.

The film pairs Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson as a husband and wife who are taught life lessons by their naughty golden labrador.

The family-friendly picture pushed dark tale Watchmen down into second place.

The adaptation of Alan Moore's cult graphic novel took 1.4m, while Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino took 818,576 and third place.

Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire slipped to fourth place in its 10th week of release, taking 755,379.

UK AND IRELAND BOX OFFICE TOP FIVE
1. Marley and Me - 4.4m
2. Watchmen - 1.4m
3. Gran Torino - 818,576
4. Slumdog Millionaire - 755,379
5. The Young Victoria - 633,870
Source: Screen International

In fifth place was costume drama The Young Victoria, which stars Emily Blunt as the future queen.

The controversial film about the life of armed robber Charles Bronson went into the charts in 10th place.

The film, starring Tom Hardy, had attracted criticism from prison officers for glorifying violence.



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