King Kong has knocked Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe off the top of the UK and Ireland box office in its debut week.
King Kong is a remake of the 1933 original
Peter Jackson's remake of the classic film took £6m, ending Narnia's reign after just one week.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also fell one place to number three, after taking slightly more than £1m.
The Family Stone, starring Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker, entered the chart at number five.
UK & IRELAND BOX OFFICE CHART
1. King Kong (£5.99m)
2. Narnia (£4.79m)
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (1.02m)
4. Flightplan (£253,057)
5. The Family Stone (£247,515)
Source: Screen International
Also in the top five was Flightplan, starring Jodie Foster, which has taken a total of £5,550,239, since its release four weeks ago.
King Kong took £10.1m worldwide in its first day on release last Wednesday.
Two other new entries in the top 10 are Lassie, which took £132,926 to take the sixth slot, and Bollywood film Bluff Master, which took £85,437.