1917 continues its march for glory in UK Chart

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Oscar hopeful 1917, directed by Sam Mendes, continued to march on in the UK Box Office Chart.

The World War 1 drama, starring George McKay, took a further £6.1m to remain top of the chart, holding off the challenge of Will Smith and co, with Bad Boys For Life in second.

Third spot went to a new entry in the form of Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of The Personal History Of David Copperfield. The film, which stars Dev Patel, received rave reviews and took £1.5m on debut.

Elsewhere another adaptation, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, dipped to fourth, with Jumanji sequel The Next Level, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart rooted in fifth.

Guy Ritchie’s gripping gangster flick The Gentlemen fell to sixth, with the final Star Wars, The Rise Of Skywalker sliding to seventh despite closing in on £60m in the UK.

Animation Spies In Disguise, featuring Will Smith, Taika Waititi’s World War 2 comedy Jojo Rabbit, are down in eighth and ninth, while new entry, kids’ animation, Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue completes the top ten with an opening of £483k.

Just outside the top ten is a reboot of The Grudge, starring Andrea Riseborough, which opened in 11thwith a disappointing £461k.