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Paul Feig directs Melissa McCarthy is the number 1 film this week which makes it's debut on the UK box office.
The critically acclaimed comedy from the same director and star as Bridesmaids from 2011 this weekend took £2.5 million, low for this time of year.
Last weeks top film, San Andreas, falls a single place to number 2 with a weekend gross of £1.7 million, this gives the film a 10 day gross of £8.3 million and it will be the highest grossing Dwayne Johnson starring film.
Interesting note: If the chart had been based on Monday - Sunday ticket sales San Andreas would have been the top film.
Other new film to hit the chart this week are: Insidious Chapter 3 which is new at 3 and Dil Dhadakne Do which is new at number 9.
Also worth a mention is The Empire Strikes Back which is “new” at 8, the reason being, like Back To The Future last year, Secret Cinema have a couple of month of event showing for the film and this weekend took £304,115.
A year ago This time last year 22 Jump Street made it's debut in the UK at the top of the Box office knocking Maleficent down to the number 2 spot.
Five years ago Sex and The City 2 retained it's hold at the top while the highest new film was Death At A Funeral right down at number 4.
Ten years ago Still holding on at the top was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith, it held off Sin City which entered the box office at number 2.
Fifteen years ago Oscar winner Gladiator was still at number 1 while the highest new film of the week was at number 3 in the shape of Maybe Baby.
Twenty years ago Jack and Sarah was the top new film across the country knocking Street Fighter from the top into second place.
Twenty five years ago Back in 1990 the top film of the month of June was Back to The Future Part III was the top film while Pretty Woman was still doing good numbers as was Dick Tracy.