Spider-Man 3 has notched up one of the highest-ever openings at the UK box office, despite mixed reviews.
The film, starring Tobey Maguire, took £11.8m, twice the opening weekend take of recent big-grossing hit Hot Fuzz.
Bridge to Terabithia, about two lonely children who create an imaginary world, was in second with £1m.
Last week's chart topper Next, starring Nicholas Cage, fell to three with £0.4m, while road trip movie Wild Hogs also fell two places with £0.36m.
UK AND IRELAND TOP FIVE
1. Spider-Man 3 - £11.8m
2.Bridge to Terabithia - £1m (including previews)
3. Next - £0.4m
4. Wild Hogs - £0.4m
5. Fracture - 0.33m
Source: Screen International
Courtroom drama Fracture, which has spent three weeks on the chart, rounded out the top five with box office receipts of £0.33m.
Former chart topper Mr Bean's Holiday, starring Rowan Atkinson as the hapless Mr Bean, made it six weeks in the chart at number six. It has taken a total of £21.1m so far.
Down two, at seven, was comedy Blades of Glory, with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as a pair of rival figure skaters.
Eighth, also down two, was Alpha Dog with Justin Timberlake and Sharon Stone in a tale of teenage would-be gangsters from California.
Up two at nine was This is England the tale of an 11-year-old skinhead and an older neo-Nazi gang in the 1980s.
Tenth, down three places, was The Painted Veil - the story of a young English couple in the 1920s who find an unexpected chance of happiness during a journey to China.