Prince Caspian, the second instalment in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, has debuted at the top of the UK box office charts.

The sequel, which sees director Andrew Adamson returning to Narnia, grossed £4.06 million from 546 screens in the UK and Ireland to en The Incredible Hulk's two-week run at number one.

The fantasy sequel features the four Pevensie children returning to the magical land of Narnia after 1,300 years to aid heir to the throne Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) in his fight against his usurping uncle Miraz (Sergio Castellito).

Wanted, the new action blockbuster starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie, was the second highest new entry on this week's chart, claiming second spot with £3.18 million in box office receipts.

Noel Clarke's Adulthood remained at number four while Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull each fell two places.

The Edge of Love, John Maybury's story of the life and loves of Dylan Thomas, starring Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller, climbed two places to seventh after opening in ninth.

And Hindi movie Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, which tells of the relationship between a businessman and four orphaned children, debuted at number ten.

The top ten films at the UK box office are: (last week's position)

1 The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian - £4.06m (-)
2 Wanted - £3.18m (-)
3 The Incredible Hul - £652,680 (1)
4 Adulthood - £649,112 (4
5 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - £625,630 (2)
6 Sex And The City - £591,136 (3)
7 The Edge of Love - £262,704 (9)
8 The Happening - £246,591 (5)
9 Superhero Movie - £139,760 (6)
10 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic -£130,300 (-)

02/07/2008 09:05:21