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Clash of the Titans triumphs at UK box office

Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington is one of the stars of Clash of the Titans

The remake of fantasy epic Clash of the Titans has made its debut at number one in the UK and Ireland and box office.

The film, which was made using 3D technology, took £5.6m and beat 3D animation How To Train Your Dragon with takings of £4.8m into second place.

Superhero movie Kick-Ass rounded out a brand new top three over the Easter weekend with returns of £3.8m.

British romantic drama Remember Me, starring Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson, was a new entry at seven.

The film narrowly failed to make the £1m mark in its opening weekend of release.

Family favourites Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang and Alice in Wonderland lost their places at the top of the box office chart.

1 Clash of the Titans - £5.6m
2 How To Train Your Dragon - £4.8m
3 Kick-Ass - £3.8m
4 Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang - £2.6m
5 Alice in Wonderland - £1.2m
Source: Screen International

James Cameron's fantasy blockbuster Avatar finally lost its mooring inside the top 10, falling four places to 14.

The movie, which is the highest-grossing cinematic release of all time, has spent 16 weeks in the UK chart to date and taken a total of £91.3m.

Other films which slipped down the chart included The Blind Side, starring Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, sliding from three to six in its second week.

Shutter Island and The Bounty Hunter were also among the movies which fared less well this weekend.

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