Sequels rule OK. Or maybe not. Someone must have decided to nominate the weekend as a haven for sequels because UIP's Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle Of Life, Fox's Legally Blonde 2 and UIP's Rugrats Go Wild all opened.

But none of the brands were strong enough to budge BVI's star performers Pirates Of The Caribbean - Curse Of The Black Pearl and Finding Nemo from the top two spots, where they also were last week.

The trio of sequels pushed everything down the chart more quickly than usual. The exceptions were the independent releases Arthur's Dyke and Sweet Sixteen, both of which rose in the chart despite being on only two and three screens respectively.