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Fantastic Four has won pole position in this weekend's box office race, flying past last week's throne-sitter Madagascar. The Fox comic adaptation managed to generate more cash (£3,541,391) on fewer screens (406 for FF, 504 for the Dreamworks animation), amassing an impressive £8,723 average.

Meanwhile, in third place, Wedding Crashers achieved the same positive word of mouth it has enjoyed in the US, managing take £1,840,352 - enough hold its position while War Of The Worlds fell two places to fourth spot.

One of the week's new releases, Walter Salles' Dark Water opened to moderate success in fifth spot with earnings of £480,199, while Kicking And Screaming, also in its first week, could only pull in £240,452 to land in eighth place, beneath Batman Begins (in the chart for its fourth consecutive weekend) and The Descent, which continues to perform healthily.

It's also well worth noting that, hanging on for dear life in tenth place, but with a healthier per screen average than all but the top four films, is Bollywood film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya which this weekend managed to outgross Revenge Of The Sith. We're sure it will be a day long remembered in the Spark Entertainment offices.

Next week's heavy hitter is Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, who if the US is anything to go by, will demolish all in its path, while Skeleton Key is expected to appear, but not be a contender for the top spot.

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