The superhero blockbuster, starring Miles Teller and Kate Mara, had a disappointing launch in the U.S., finishing second to its action rival, but it has turned the tables on the Tom Cruise movie across the water.

Fantastic Four took $4.3 million (£2.7 million) at the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (07-09Aug15) compared to the Mission: Impossible movie's haul of $3.8 million (£2.4 million).

Animated comedy Inside Out slipped one place to third, with $3 million (£1.9 million), and the top five was rounded out by boxing film Southpaw ($1.3 million/£790,000) and new mystery movie The Gift ($936,000/£585,000).