Marvel Avengers Assemble has claimed the highest opening of 2012 in the UK after earning a massive £15.8m in its first week on release.
The blockbuster achieved the biggest ever UK debut for a superhero film and the largest opening haul in the UK chart since Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took £23.8m last July.
Lionsgate's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen held second place while The Hunger Games claimed third, despite having been on release for six weeks already.
Aardman's The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! and Lionsgate horror The Cabin In The Woods rounded out the Top 5 while last week's chart-topper Battleship sank to sixth.
Avengers Assemble could be toppled at the UK box office this week by the Wednesday release of American Pie: Reunion, the fourth instalment in the comedy franchise.