Resident Evil sequel hits the top spot
The movie is the third in the Resident Evil series and sees Milla Jovovich reprise her role as the zombie-kicking Alice, alongside Heroes actress Ali Larter and singer Ashanti.
Meanwhile, second place in AC Nielsen's chart was occupied by another new entry entitled Good Luck Chuck, which stars Jessica Alba and Dane Cook, followed by Jodie Foster's latest drama The Brave One.
Longer runners in the top ten include Superbad at number eight and The Bourne Ultimatum at nine - both have proved to be widely popular summer hits and should repeat their performance once out on DVD.
The other new entry this week is Sydney White, a modern retelling of the Snow White fairy tale starring teen idol Amanda Bynes.
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