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We Were Soldiers tops chart for Paramount and Icon

Mel Gibson's star shone bright at the North American box office over the weekend as We Were Soldiers, his latest war epic financed by his own company Icon Entertainment with Paramount Pictures, opened at the number one spot with $20.2m. Gibson stars as Lt Col Hal Moore, on whose book We Were Soldiers Once'And Young the film is based, who led the first US battle against the North Vietnamese in 1965.

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