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Alice In Wonderland stays top of UK box office

Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland

Fantasy film Alice In Wonderland remains top of the UK and Ireland box office for the second week in a row.

Tim Burton's 3D movie, a twist on the original Lewis Carroll tale, has now taken a total of £22.7m in the UK.

Martin Scorcese's psychological thriller Shutter Island debuted at number two, followed by Green Zone - another new release - in third place.

James Cameron's Avatar dropped two places to number four, while Hachi: A Dog's Tale debuted in fifth place.

The movie, about a college professor (Richard Gere) who forms a relationship with an abandoned dog, had previously been denied a cinematic release in the US.

Thriller Shutter Island sees director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio team up once again.

UK AND IRELAND BOX OFFICE
1. Alice In Wonderland - £7.3m
2. Shutter Island - £2.2m -
3. Green Zone - £2m
4. Avatar - £638,599
5. Hachi: A Dog's Tale - £442,753
Source: Screen International

The duo have made several successful movies before, including The Departed and The Aviator.

Matt Damon's Green Zone, based on the book Imperial Life in the Emerald City - an expose of America's tribulations in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein - took just over £2m in its first weekend.

Avatar, which has now spent 13 weeks in the top 10, has a total UK box office haul of £89.9m.

Swedish drama The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo entered the chart at six, followed by The Lovely Bones at seven.

The Crazies fell five places to number eight, with Disney's Princess And The Frog in ninth place and fantasy adventure movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief rounded off the top 10.



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