Christian Bale's turn as a resistance leader in TERMINATOR SALVATION has blasted the sci-fi film to the top of the British box office.
The futuristic film, about a group of survivors battling killer machines, took in a staggering $10.4 million (£7 million) in its first three days of release.
Terminator Salvation, the fourth film in the action franchise, claimed nearly triple the earnings of the chart's second place movie, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Director Sam Raimi's horror movie Drag Me To Hell was pushed down a notch to number three, while Angels and Demons and Star Trek rounded out the top five respectively.