The Dark Knight Rises is the fastest-grossing film of 2012 in the UK after topping the UK box office for a second weekend.
The Christopher Nolan epic took over £7m to stay at No.1, meaning it has earned £30m in just ten days, two days faster than Avengers Assemble took to reach the same gross earlier this year.
Dr Seuss animation The Lorax debuted in second place with an opening haul of £1.8m while acclaimed music documentary Searching For Sugar Man made a commendable debut to enter the chart in seventh position.
The Top 10 films at the UK box office are (last week's position in brackets):
1 The Dark Knight Rises - £7,275,558 (1)
2 The Lorax - £1,853,294 (-)
3 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - £1,544,322 (2)
4 The Amazing Spider-Man - £686,952 (3)
5 Magic Mike - £536,749 (4)
6 The Five-Year Engagement - £75,134 (5)
7 Searching for Sugar Man - £68,857 (-)
8 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists - £44,389 (24)
9 Carry on Jatta - £36,760 (-)
10 Men in Black 3 - £34,497 (8)