Rango tops US box office
Paramount's western animation, which features the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant, tells the story of a chameleon who ends up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost.
The film saw off competition for the top spot from The Adjustment Bureau, which debuted at two.
Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Lisa Thoreson, The Adjustment Bureau focuses on how a politician and a ballerina are kept apart by mysterious forces.
Beastly, a modern-day take on Beauty and the Beast starring Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen, was another new entry at three, while Hall Pass slipped two places to four.
Last week's number one, Gnomeo & Juliet, took the fifth spot, ahead of Unknown.
Oscar-winning film The King's Speech claimed the seventh place, with Just Go With It slipping four places to eight.
I Am Number Four and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never rounded off the top ten.