Angels and Demons has topped the UK box office in its opening weekend, with a £6.1 million debut to knock Star Trek into second place.

The Ron Howard film, based on Dan Brown's bestselling novel, repeated its US success having made a commendable $48 million (£31.6 million) in its opening weekend on release across the Atlantic.

Starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor, Angels and Demons sees symbology professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) looking to solve a mystery behind the kidnapping of five papal candidates in Vatican City.

Last week's number one, JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, fell to second with £3.5 million in box office receipts while punch-up movie Fighting, starring Channing Tatum, was the only other new entry in the UK top ten.

Animated favourite Coraline fell one place to third while X-Men Origins: Wolverine dropped to fourth in its third week on release.

Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, opened at number 11 with an impressive £123,125 despite only opening in 30 cinemas.

The top five films in the UK are: (last week's position)

1 Angels and Demons - £6.1 million (-)
2 Star Trek - £3.5 million (1)
3 Coraline - £1.4 million (2)
4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine - £1.2 million (3)
5 Hannah Montana: The Movie - £1 million (4)


19/05/2009 17:18:14