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Les Misérables, still on top despite the weather

Takings for Les Mis, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty warm up as the snow melts

Les Misérables opened spectacularly a couple of weekends ago with £8.13m, then suffered a hefty 46% drop on its second frame when blankets of snow discouraged cinemagoing across the country. For round three, would the stage musical adaptation rally its forces to man the box-office barricades, or crumble?

To the presumed delight of backers Universal and other interested parties, Tom Hooper's all-singing extravaganza has held up just fine, with a very modest 9% drop, for third-weekend takings of £4.01m, and a cume of £24.61m. Only four films released last year – Avengers Assemble, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – managed three consecutive frames at £4m-plus, and all of them went on to achieve box office in excess of £50m.

Over the past week, Les Misérables has overtaken both Moulin Rouge (£18.5m) and

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