TheRing Two won over UK audiences on another hot weekend taking$3.9m (£2.1m) from 419 sites including $558,783 (£295,853) of previews.

UIP'shorror sequel finished top ahead of 20th Century Fox's Be Cool which expandedinto wide release (336 sites) after a single-week single-site platform releaseat the UCI Empire Leicester Square in London's West End. The Get Shortysequel took $2.2m (£1.15m) over the three-day weekend.

Lastweek's leader, Hitch, had to settle for third place in its fifth week.Meanwhile local animated film Valiant spread its wings and has earned$7.3m (£3.9m) after ten days. It slipped a paltry 4% week-on-week.

TheRing Two's launch was on a par with that of its predecessor inthe territory which grossed $4.2m (£2.2m) from 396 screens in February 2003.

Italso opened at the top of the charts in Germany and Switzerland taking $2.98mand $0.46m respectively.