Prisoners locks up top spot again as UK's appetite for change diminishes

After a quiet period at the box office, Britain's favourite movie remains unchanged for the first time since July

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The winner

After a pretty dismal frame at the UK box office, Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, retained the top spot, with a 17% decline from the previous weekend. It marks the end of a long run where fresh titles conquered the chart summit each week – The Wolverine, The Smurfs 2, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Kick-Ass 2, Elysium, One Direction: This Is Us, About Time, Insidious Chapter 2 and Rush. Prisoners is the first film to land consecutive number one chart placements since Monsters University back in July.

Jackman has now spent seven weeks at the UK chart summit, with Prisoners, The Wolverine and Les Miserables.

The runner-up

Following its very strong opening in Scotland the previous weekend,
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