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Brad Pitt fails to topple Fantastic Beasts at UK box office

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Image caption Allied stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in Allied

Brad Pitt's latest film has failed to topple Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from the top of the UK box office.

Allied, which also stars Marion Cotillard, took £1.3m on its opening weekend to debut in second place.

But it was not enough to dethrone Fantastic Beasts, which took a further £8.9m on its second week of release.

The film, which is a spin-off from the Harry Potter series, stars Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston.

UK box office top five
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - £8.9m
2. Allied - £1.3m
3. Trolls - £834,000
4. Bad Santa 2 - £799,000
5. Arrival - £778,000
Source: ComScore

The animated children's film Trolls continued to perform well in its sixth week - taking a further £834,000 to land at number three.

Bad Santa 2 debuted at number four with £799,000 - 13 years after its predecessor was released.

Arrival, which stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, held on to its top five position for a third week after taking a further £778,000.

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