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The Wolf of Wall Street tops UK box office for third week

The Wolf of Wall Street

Story by Jack Foley

MARTIN Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has topped the UK box office for a third consecutive weekend.

The 18 certificate film took £2.3 million to hold off sustained competition from 12 Years A Slave as well as new releases including Zac Efron’s rom-com That Awkward Moment.

Its continued success on our shores, where it has now grossed almost £15 million, makes it Scorsese’s most successful film in the UK ahead of Gangs of New York and his Oscar winner, The Departed.

Steve McQueen’s BAFTA and Oscar tipped slavery drama remained in second spot with £1,422,066, while That Awkward Moment was the best performing of the new releases in third place with £961,167.

Aaron Eckhart action-horror I, Frankenstein came fourth, despite poor reviews, while Disney’s Frozen continued to draw in viewers to land fifth with £778,638.

Another of last week’s newbies, Lone Survivor, failed to emulate its American success, taking sixth spot. But Christian Bale-Casey Affleck drama Out Of The Furnace failed to make the top 10.