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  Star Wars conquers box office
Updated 22 May 2002, 14.28
Star Wars: Episode II - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II is officially the most popular film in the country.

Attack of the Clones shot to the top of the UK box office after taking 9 million in its opening weekend.

It was streets ahead of the nearest competition - Hugh Grant's latest movie, About A Boy. That only took 1 million on its first weekend.

Romance

Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Grant in About A Boy
The latest Star Wars instalment has been a huge hit with fans. Most people think it's better than Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

It's been praised for its amazing special effects and for the intriguing romance between Anakin Skywalker (who later becomes Darth Vader) and Padme Amidala.

About A Boy is now number two in the UK film charts, with Jodie Foster's Panic Room at three, girlie football film Bend It Like Beckham at four, and action movie Dog Soldiers at number five.

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