The UK box office over the August bank holiday weekend was disappointing, with the aggregate gross around $1.5m lower than the same weekend last year. The major opener, Shanghai Noon (pictured), released and highly-publicised by Buena Vista International, grossed $1,095,159 (£744,631) over the three-day weekend taking second place in the chart. X-Men retained the number one position although it dropped 51% from its opening weekend. The comic-book adaptation took $2.9m (£2m) from 438 sites, pulling in a screen average of $6,805 (£4,6270). After 10 days it gross stands at just under $14.7m (£10m).
Entertainment's release of Cherry Falls, the high-school comedy thriller, opened at number seven in the chart with a three-day gross of $352,347 (£239,571) from 106 cinemas. Warner Bros' Gossip performed less well, opening at number eight with $305,476 (£207,702) from 177 sites.
Despite being largely warmly-received by critics, the British production There's Only One Jimmy Grimble failed to find a mainstream audience on its opening weekend, grossing $148,959 (£101,282) from 127 screens.
Another Indian film Hamara Dil Aapke Paas won a place in the UK's top 15, grossing $122,516 (£83,302) from 21 screens.
Strong previews were also recorded for Columbia TriStar's Snatch, which pulled in $441,047 (£299,881) from 280 prints.