Toy Story 3 posterThe fastest film ever to crack £50m at the UK box-office (after just 21 days). The biggest animated movie of all time. And now also the 12th biggest film of all time in the UK, with many weeks of play still ahead of it. Toy Story 3 continues to make its mark on the record books, after a week in which its cumulative gross rose by a nifty £11.7m, for a total of £51.5m.

Toy Story 3 is one of only 15 movies ever to gross £50m in the UK. The list is led by Avatar, with £92.0m, then Mamma Mia! (£69.2m) and Titanic (£69.0m). TS3 may not reach those giddy heights, but with four weeks of school holidays left, it should certainly climb above £60m, which would earn it seventh place at worst.

Top new releases of the weekend proved to be Knight And Day, the glossy spy caper starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. After a mediocre performance in the US, its UK opening of £2.4m is at the top end of expectations, and suggests the enduring appeal of Cruise in a romantic action role. The film received a big PR boost through the stars' appearance on BBC2's Top Gear; expect more Hollywood A-listers to beat a path to Jeremy Clarkson's door. Toy Story 3 posterThe fastest film ever to crack £50m at the UK box-office (after just 21 days). The biggest animated movie of all time. And now also the 12th biggest film of all time in the UK, with many weeks of play still ahead of it. Toy Story 3 continues to make its mark on the record books, after a week in which its cumulative gross rose by a nifty £11.7m, for a total of £51.5m.

Toy Story 3 is one of only 15 movies ever to gross £50m in the UK. The list is led by Avatar, with £92.0m, then Mamma Mia! (£69.2m) and Titanic (£69.0m). TS3 may not reach those giddy heights, but with four weeks of school holidays left, it should certainly climb above £60m, which would earn it seventh place at worst.

Top new releases of the weekend proved to be Knight And Day, the glossy spy caper starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. After a mediocre performance in the US, its UK opening of £2.4m is at the top end of expectations, and suggests the enduring appeal of Cruise in a romantic action role. The film received a big PR boost through the stars' appearance on BBC2's Top Gear; expect more Hollywood A-listers to beat a path to Jeremy Clarkson's door.

Chris Nolan's brainy thriller Inception moves up from fourth to third place in the chart, and is demonstrating impressive longevity. With £25.72m after four weekends of play, Inception is already the fifth-biggest film released in 2010, behind Toy Story 3, Alice In Wonderland, Shrek Forever After and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Two new entries round out the top five: Step Up 3D, and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore. The latter owes its place here to previews on Wednesday and Thursday – without those extra days of play, its gross would have been a mediocre £915,000. Step Up 3D's opening of £2.01m is a slight drop from predecessor Step Up 2 The Streets' debut of £2.36m, over two years ago. The film is maybe paying a price for UK rival StreetDance 3D, which opened in May, beating it to the plexes as the first ever 3D dance movie.

UK Top 10 (up to 8 August)

1. Toy Story 3, £4.67m (3 weeks in chart. Total: £51.52m)
2. Knight And Day, £2.40m (New)
3. Inception, £2.26m (4 weeks in chart. Total: £25.72m)
4. Step Up 3D, £2.01m (New)
5. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore, £1.55m (New)
6. The Karate Kid, £1.41m (2 weeks in chart. Total: £8.57m)
7. The A-Team, £1.39m (2 weeks in chart. Total: £7.04m)
8. Shrek Forever After, £362k (6 weeks in chart. Total: £30.47m)
9. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, £324k (5 weeks in chart. Total: £28.87m)
10. Gainsbourg, £87k (2 weeks in chart. Total: £343k)

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