Animated children's movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, topped the box office over the weekend, according to Screen International on Tuesday.

The story of a town where food falls from the sky made a modest 1.58 million pounds on its debut, enough to knock South African sci-fi movie District 9 down into second place.

Action thriller Gamer, set in the near-future when games can be turned into real life, was new at three.

(500) days of Summer, a romantic boy-meets-girl comedy, recouped a place to four from five while horror movie The Final Destination slipped three spots to fifth.

Dorian Gray, the latest adaptation of Oscar Wilde's story of the young man who sells his soul to stay young, fell three places to sixth, one above Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the culinary-themed comedy drama Julie & Julia which was down at seven from six.

Eighties horror-slasher update Sorority Row was the week's biggest faller, dropping four spots to eight, while football hooligan tale The Firm made its debut at nine.

Director Sam Mendes was new at 10 with Away We Go, the story of couple looking to move to the country as parenthood approaches.