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Diesel film drives UK box office

Vin Diesel and co-star Michelle Rodriguez
A fifth instalment in the franchise is already being planned

Vin Diesel film Fast & Furious has gone straight to the top of the UK and Ireland box office with takings over the weekend of £4.9m.

The high-octane movie about illegal street racers is the fourth film in the high-grossing franchise.

High School Musical heart throb Zac Efron stars in the second-highest new entry, 17 Again, which came in at number three, making £2.5m.

Monsters Vs Aliens dropped from the top spot to number two with £2.8m

Richard Curtis comedy The Boat That Rocked dropped to number four and former number one Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage, dropped to number five.

Children's movie Race To Witch Mountain, another new entry at number six, earned £681,000 while Dragonball Evolution was at number eight, with £436,224, on its opening weekend.

Swedish indie vampire movie, Let the Right One In, earned £224,000 at number 11 despite a limited opening on 68 screens.

IRA drama 50 Dead Men Walking was a new entry at 17, taking just under £100,000.

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