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The Sweeney knocks Dredd off U.K. box office top spot

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Sep 19, 2012 | 7:30am EDT

The movie, which stars Ray Winstone and British rapper/actor Plan B in a big screen version of the popular 1970s U.K. TV drama, beat Universal's latest animation ParaNorman into second place, with $2.2 million (£1.4 million).

Keira Knightley's new drama Anna Karenina is in third with $1.3 million (£813,395), and gangster film Lawless follows close behind with $1.26 million (£790,378).

Propping up the top five is Dredd, which fell four places, with takings of $1.23 million (£769,381).

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