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UK box office preview: how big can ‘Downton Abbey’ open?

Further releases include For Sama and Hustlers.

This week sees the release of Universal Pictures’ period drama Downton Abbey, adapted from the enormously popular ITV series that ran from 2010 to 2015.

Michael Engler directed the feature, having helmed several episodes of the series, from a screenplay by its original creator Julian Fellowes. Returning cast members include Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael and Jim Carter. The film sees the Crawley film await a visit from King George V and Queen Mary.

The project is tailor-made for a UK cinema-going audience thanks to the popularity of the series combined with the typical success of

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