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Iron Man tops UK box office for second week

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Superhero movie “Iron Man 2” held on to the UK box office top spot for a second week, according to Screen International on Tuesday, easily seeing off the challenge of a clutch of new releases.

Starring Robert Downey Jr as a billionaire with a suit of invincible armor, the film made 3.2 million pounds ($4.9 million) after its debut 7.6 million pounds last week.

Of the five newcomers to the Top 10, “Furry Vengeance” did best, reaching second place with Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields fending off local forest animals whose homes are at risk from a housing development.

Horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street” came in at three with the tale of suburban teenagers being stalked by killer Freddy Krueger.

Making its debut at four was time-warp buddy comedy “Hot Tub Machine” while Jennifer Lopez determined to become a mother in “The Back-up Plan,” was new at five.

Making its debut in sixth spot was “Four Lions,” a controversial comedic look at a group of British Jihadists and their dreams of glory.

DreamWorks’ animated feature “How to Train Your Dragon” was down to seventh from No.2 last week, while “The Last Song” slipped four spots to eight with Miley Cyrus as a New York teenager reluctantly spending the summer in a small Southern beach town.

“Date Night,” a former UK chart-topper, was the week’s biggest faller, down six places to nine with the story of a New York couple finding their romantic night hijacked by unexpected menace.

“Clash of the Titans,” another chart-topper, was down at 10 from five.