Ritchie gangster flick tops charts

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Article Date: September 8, 2008 | Publication: Press Association | Author: editors
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Guy Ritchie's latest film has shot to the top of the UK box office charts, figures reveal.

RocknRolla, which premiered last week, opened at number one in the film charts and took 1,562,017.

The gangster movie, starring Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Gemma Arterton and Tom Wilkinson, is set in London and deals with a Russian real estate scam.

It has been described as a return to form by some critics following the disappointments of Ritchie's Swept Away and Revolver.

The British director hit fame a decade ago with the gangster caper Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.

Last week Madonna joined her husband on the red carpet for the opening of RocknRolla, which could be turned into a trilogy.