Will Smith reigns supreme atop the British box office chart with his turn in romantic comedy Hitch.

The actor plays a New York "date doctor" alongside Eva Mendes in the feel-good film, which took $6.3 million (GBP3.3 million) in its first three days (11-13MAR05) on release in the UK and Ireland, knocking horror picture Boogeyman from the top spot.

Bruce Willis' new action movie Hostage followed in second place with a $1.5 million (GBP807,171) take.

Elsewhere, mega-earning comedy sequel Meet The Fockers landed the number four spot, with Robert De Niro's spooky tale Hide and Seek completing the top five.

16/03/2005 02:58