Ghostbusters has triumphed at the UK box office and held off the challenge from Ice Age: Collision Course.



Ghostbusters, which marks the return of Paul Feig to the director's chair, has stormed to the number one this weekend - ending the reign of The Secret Life of Pets in the process.

The movie, which sees Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones take on the central roles for the first time, grossed £4.3 million to hold off Ice Age.

Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth film in the popular franchise and sees Sid, Manny, and Diego on a new adventure. Taking £3.7 million in its opening weekend, the movie had to settle for second place.

The Secret Life of Pets, which has spent three weeks as the UK's number one film, slipped two places to three. The Legend of Tarzan was also down two spots to number four.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie continues to perform well and dropped just the single place to round off this week's top five.

Secret Cinema's screening of classic Dirty Dancing was the third and final new entry this week, as the film opened at number six.

Now You See Me 2 was this week's biggest faller, slipping four places from three to seven. Central Intelligence was also down, falling from five to number eight.

There were also two place drops for Independence Day: Resurgence and The Conjuring 2, as they both slipped two places to end the weekend at nine and ten.

  1. (-) Ghostbusters - £4,388,944
  2. (-) Ice Age: Collision Course - £3,780,694
  3. (1) The Secret Life of Pets, £2,053,623 from 601 sites. Total: £25,744,363
  4. (2) The Legend of Tarzan - £1,477,249
  5. (4) Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - £1,199,125
  6. (-) Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing - £946,086
  7. (3) Now You See Me 2 - £876,052
  8. (5) Central Intelligence - £766,990
  9. (7) Independence Day: Resurgence - £347,438
  10. (8) The Conjuring 2 - £210,703

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