‘Battleship’ sees off salmon fishers at the UK box office

'Marley' documentary also proves a major documentary hit

Battleship has held onto the spot at the UK box office for a second week.

Peter Berg‘s game adaptation, which features Rihanna in her first major acting role, took almost £1.3 million, just beating off competition from the week’s biggest new release, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, starring Ewan MacGregor.

Meanwhile, The Hunger Games climbs back up to three, with a running total of over £21 million making it the biggest UK cinema take of 2012 so far. The top five is completed by high-end horror film The Cabin In The Woods and Titanic 3D.

The only other new entries in the top ten are Lockout at seven and Gone at six. Meanwhile, Kevin MacDonald‘s Marley film opens as a major documentary hit, taking £164,000 across 64 sites.

With the release of Avengers Assemble this weekend, other major studios are not fielding any major competition, and with its expected stellar opening, director Joss Whedon can expect two films in next week’s top ten, as he also co-wrote and produced The Cabin In The Woods.

The UK box office top ten is:

1. Battleship – £1,282,091
2. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen – £1,169,235
3. The Hunger Games – £1,070,787
4. The Cabin In The Woods – £1,033,533
5. Titanic 3D – £925,740
6. The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – £772,887
7. Lockout – £596,500
8. Mirror Mirror – £535,093
9. 21 Jump Street – £376,781
10. Gone – £275,087Video