Gone In Sixty Seconds held on to the number one spot at the UK box office last weekend, grossing $1.5m (£1m) from 393 situations. It fell an average 35% from its opening weekend and reported the highest site average over what was a lacklustre box office weekend with $3,850 (£2,599).

The total aggregate weekend takings of $8m are among the lowest this summer, with the release of William Friedkin's Rules Of Engagement failing to ignite the box office. Opening at 294 sites, the Samuel L Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones thriller grossed $536,300 (£356,655) scoring a screen average of $1,824 (£1,213).

Other openers My Dog Skip from Warner Bros and British film The Wedding Tackle performed several times worse, both unable to reach a site average of more than $750 (£500). My Dog Skip grossed $94,800 (£62,577) from 176 sites and the critically slated The Wedding Tackle scraped $27,500 (£18,099) from 45 cinemas.

Eros International's Indian title Dhadkan opened with $61,000 (£40,598) from 17 screens.

However, admission figures for January to July period released by the Cinema Advertising Association's (CAA) admissions monitor recorded a 10% increase to 85 million compared to the same period last year. The CAA predicted year-end admissions should exceed 1999's total of 139 million.