Statham's Bank Job steals box office top spot
The film, which was written by the legendary duo behind sitcom classic Porridge and 1991's The Commitments, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, beat Will Ferrell's screwball comedy Semi-Pro into second place.
Action adventure Jumper with Hayden Christensen took bronze, followed by the third debut in the top four, Uma Thurman comedy The Accidental Husband.
Oscar-winning wise-cracker Juno held number five, with Jack Black's movie remake comedy Be Kind, Rewind dropped to six.
Another Oscar-winner, oil and religion epic There Will Be Blood was at number seven, while psychological thriller Untraceable charted for the first time at eight.
The fourth outing of one-man army Rambo was down to nine and the top ten was completed by Nicholas Cage's adventure sequel National Treasure: Book Of Secrets.
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