SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has seen off the challenge of Valkyrie to stay at the top of the British box office for a third weekend.

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The multi-award nominated film set in Mumbai took £2.8M in ticket sales, up on its stats from the first full week of its release and a full million ahead of Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie, which edged My Bloody Valentine 3D (1.1M) into third spot.

Our own London cinema chart also has Slumdog as top of the pops, while Valkyrie is placed in fourth, pushed down by Milk, featuring Sean Penn as gay rights leader Harvey Milk, and The Reader, for which Kate Winslet has been Oscar-nominated.