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Scarlett Johansson's Lucy stays top of UK film chart

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy Image copyright AP
Image caption Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, who gets involved in a drug deal that goes wrong

Scarlett Johansson sci-fi drama Lucy has held on to top spot at the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release, taking just under £2m.

Directed by Luc Besson, Johansson plays a woman whose brain becomes extremely powerful after taking a strange new substance while acting as a drug mule.

US comedy Let's Be Cops was the highest new entry at number two, with £1.65m.

It stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr as friends who dress up as police officers, which creates chaos.

New entries

The Inbetweeners 2 dropped just one place to three in its fourth week of release.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For climbed 27 places to number four with takings of £1.07m, having been released last week in just two cinemas.

The crime thriller is a follow-up to the 2005's Sin City, and features a high profile cast including Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green and Ray Liotta.

Marvel blockbuster Guardians of Galaxy, which has become the biggest film of the year in the US having taken $275m (£165m), rounded out the top five.

There were two other new entries in the UK and Ireland top 10.

The film adaptation of teen novel If I Stay debuted at number six, while low budget horror, As Above, So Below, came straight in at number eight.

UK and Ireland box office
1. Lucy £1.97m
2. Let's Be Cops £1.65m
3. The Inbetweeners 2 £1.29m
4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For £1.07m
5. Guardians of the Galaxy £1.02m

Source: Rentrak, takings from Friday to Sunday

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