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  Star Wars beats Rings at box office
Updated 18 May 2002, 13.15
A scene from Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode 2 looks set to become one of the most popular films ever in the UK.

Attack of the Clones took more money at the box office on its first day than Lord of the Rings did, when it was released last December.

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The new Star Wars film took 2.3 million on Friday as fans raced to see the latest part of the series.

C-3PO

Lots of fans dressed up for the first night
But it's still far less than Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took on its magical first night.

Attack of the Clones was helped by lots of midnight screenings in the 463 cinemas which are showing the movie.

Also actor Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, helped boost sales by making personal appearances around the country on the film's first day.

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