WALL-E, the animated film about a waste compacting robot, has stormed to the top of the US box office in its first week on release.

The Pixar film took $62.5 million (£31.3 million) in its opening weekend.

The film is Pixar's ninth straight number one film and equalled Monsters Inc opening takings.

The Angelina Jolie film Wanted took $51.1 million (£25.6 million) to chart in second place.

While last weekend's number one, Steve Carell's Get Smart, dropped to number three.

Making up the top five films were the Jack Black animated film Kung Fu Panda and Edward Norton's Incredible Hulk.

The comedy Love Guru, starring Mike Myers, claimed the sixth spot and Harrison Ford's return to the iconic role of Indiana Jones with the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull charted at seven this weekend.

The film has now taken almost $300 million (£150 million) in the US alone.

The Happening, Sex And The City and You Don't Mess with the Zohan made up the US top ten.

30/06/2008 11:06:14