Vanilla Sky, the first re-teaming of director Cameron Crowe and actor Tom Cruise since Jerry Maguire - which grossed $13.3m (£9.4m) at the UK box office in 1997, has stormed into the top chart position in the UK displacing The Lord Of The Rings in the process.
The UIP-distributed thriller grossed a massive $4.2m (£2.98m), including $319,862 from previews, over the weekend, despite receiving mixed reviews. Playing at 425 sites, the film, which also stars Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Jason Lee, recorded a site average of $9,884 - the highest of any film on release this week.
As a result of this, Entertainment's The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring spent its first week off the top spot after spending five weeks in the lead. The film continues to play well, however, and grossed $3.4m (£2.4m) from 477 sites over its sixth weekend for an average of $7,172. Dropping just 26% from its previous weekend, the title has now grossed $71.8m (£50.9m) in the UK.
The only other opener making the chart this week was BVI's limited release of Todd Field's In The Bedroom with $123,123 (£87,294). Showing at just 16 sites, but widening on Feb 15, the drama scored an impressive average of $7,695.
Columbia TriStar's 119 site release of teen-thriller The Glass House failed to impress, landing just outside the chart at 16 with $97,843 (£69,371) - a poor average of $822.
Performing slightly better but also unable to find a chart position was Momentum Pictures' Made. The comedy starring Swingers' duo Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, and written and directed by Favreau, took $43,605 (£30,916) from its 23 sites for a site average of $1,896.
Rounding out the top five this week were last week's big opener Black Hawk Down at three with $1.5m (£1.1m); Pathe's Rat Race placed fourth, continuing strong in its third week on release, dropping off just 18% from the previous weekend to take $1.1m (£803,643); and Warner Bros behemoth Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone at five with $985,291 (£698,571), bringing its total so far to $86.4m (£61.2m).