Transformers blast into UK chart
The first Transformers film gd £431m worldwide in 2007
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has smashed its way to the top of the UK and Ireland box office in its opening three days.
The sequel to the 2007 hit film starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox took £8.35m - the biggest opening for a film so far this year.
It easily beat Terminator Salvation which took £6.94m earlier this month.
The figure is just shy of The Dark Knight's takings of £8.6m in its debut weekend last year.
UK BOX OFFICE TOP FIVE
1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - £8.35m
2 The Hangover - £2.25m
3 Night At The Museum 2 - £817,101
4 Terminator Salvation - £803,873
5 Angels and Demons - £353,872
Source: Screen International
Surprise hit comedy The Hangover made way for the summer blockbuster at number two but still had a strong weekend, taking £2.25m in box office receipts.
The rest of the top 10 provided little competition for the top two films.
Holding steady at three was Ben Stiller film Night At The Museum 2 with £817,000, taking its five-week total to £18.3m.
Terminator Salvation fell two places to four after taking £804,000 in its third week of release.
Tom Hanks film Angels and Demons completed the top five.