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TV comedy spin-off tops U.K. movie chart

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Jul 03, 2014 | 5:19am EDT

Cult British comedy Mrs. Brown's Boys D'movie shot straight to the top of the U.K. box office chart on its opening weekend (27-29Jul14). The film, a spin-off of hit British sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys, took $7.3 million (£4.3 million) at the weekend, easily outselling its nearest rival The Fault in Our Stars, with $2.9 million (£1.7 million). Comedy sequel 22 Jump Street dropped one place to third, with $2 million (£1.2 million), and Disney blockbuster Maleficent also dropped a place into fourth spot, with $1.4 million (£819,000). Newly-released comedy Chef rounded out the top five, with weekend takings of $1 million (£605,000).

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