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UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January 2013...

Boosted by £1.38m from two days of preview screenings, Tom Hooper's adaptation of the musical extravaganza Les Miserables debuted in first place at the UK box office this past weekend, pulling in £8.12m to shatter the previous record opening for a musical held by Mamma Mia! on £6.59m, as well securing the biggest January release on these shores. Meanwhile fellow new release Gangster Squad could only manage third place with £2.09m as Ang Lee's Life of Pi climbed one place to second in its fourth weekend on screens.

Having dominated the chart for the past few weeks, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey slipped three places to fourth, the fantasy epic having banked a total of £48.49m to date, while The Impossible also fell three to fifth in its second weekend. Thanks to four days of preview screenings, »

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