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Bridget Jones's Baby holds off The Magnificent Seven at UK box office

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Image caption Bridget Jones's Baby has taken more than £21m in the UK since its release

Bridget Jones's Baby has topped the UK box office for the second week in a row.

The third film in the franchise, which sees Renee Zellweger reprise the lead role, took £6.5m over the weekend.

It held off competition from The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 western of the same name, which took £2.1m to debut at number two.

The film, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, has already topped the US box office.

Animated children's films Kubo and the Two Strings and Finding Dory both climbed the chart, landing at number three and four respectively.

UK box office top five
1. Bridget Jones's Baby - £6.5m
2. The Magnificent Seven - £2.1m
3. Kubo and the Two Strings - £506,000
4. Finding Dory - £461,000
5. The Girl With All The Gifts - £432,000
Source: ComScore

The second-highest new entry was zombie thriller The Girl With All The Gifts, which debuted at number five.

The film, which stars Gemma Arterton, took £432,000 on its opening weekend.

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