Monsters Vs. Aliens takes top spot
Reese Witherspoon's animated film Monsters Vs. Aliens has shot to the top of the box office charts with weekend takings of £4.3 million.
The movie, in which the Oscar winner voices a giant woman, had already grabbed the number spot in both the international and US box office charts.
And now it has soared to number one in Britain - ahead of Richard Curtis' comedy The Boat That Rocked, which garnered £1.8 million in its debut week.
Nicolas Cage's sci-fi thriller Knowing, about a boy who discovers a cryptic premonition, dropped from number one to number three in the charts, with takings of £968,664.
Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson's family drama Marley And Me fetched £822,367 to take fourth spot, while The Haunting In Connecticut rounded out the top five with takings of £753,130.
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