Comic book adaptation THE Fantastic Four has gone straight to the top of the UK box office, knocking animation caper MADAGASCAR off the number one spot.

The action movie, starring Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans, took an acceptable $6.3 million (GBP3.5 million) in takings over the weekend (22-24JUL05), only two weeks after hitting the number one spot in the US box office.

Other new entries in the UK chart included Jennifer Connelly's horror film Dark Water at five and Will Ferrell's sports comedy KICKING AND SCREAMING at eight.

Sci-fi epic WAR OF THE WORLDS slipped from number two to four, while WEDDING CRASHERS stayed at number three.

27/07/2005 03:12