Pokemon – seems like everyone’s gotta catch ‘em

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu shot straight to the top of the UK chart, after leaping ahead of Avengers: Endgame.

The videogame adaptation, starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, took an impressive £4.95m on debut, just pipping those superheroes.

Another new entry in the form of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, opened in third with £1m, pushing Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen rom com and Linda Cardellini horror The Curse Of La Llorona down to fourth and fifth respectively.

Tim Burton’s CGI fest Dumbo continued to parade in sixth, with the eponymously titled Tolkien biopic in seventh.

Rounding out the top ten saw new entries in the form of Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace and Event Cinema’s Met Opera 18/19 Dialogues des Carmelites, followed by Jennifer Garner animation Wonder Park.