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One Direction movie is on song at U.K. box office

Sep 04, 2013 | 8:49am EDT

The One Direction movie has taken Britain by storm, shooting to the top spot at the U.K. box office on its opening weekend. One Direction: This Is Us, featuring Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, took an impressive $5.2 million (£3.4 million) over the weekend (30Aug-01Sep13). The pop group saw off competition from last week's number one, futuristic thriller Elysium, which took $1.8 million (£1.2 million). and comedy We're The Millers, with $1.7 million (£1.1 million). The top five is rounded out by crime movie Pain & Gain ($1.5 million/£1 million) and animated comedy Planes ($1.1 million/£797,311).

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