New Bond movie Skyfall took a whopping $32.2 million (£20 million) in its opening weekend, making it the highest-grossing U.K. film launch of 2012.

Daniel Craig's third outing as the suave superspy knocked Ben Stiller's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted off the top spot, forcing the DreamWorks animation into second place with $4.5 million (£2.8 million).

Liam Neeson's popular sequel Taken 2 hold is position at number three with $1.6 million (£1 million), and Paranormal Activity 4 drops two places to fourth, pulling in $1.3 million (£792,342).

Spooky animation Hotel Transylvania, which stars Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler, rounds up the top five with $1.27 million (£782,340).