Gritty cop film The Sweeney has knocked Dredd off the U.K. box office top spot after just one week, taking $2.4 million (£1.5 million) in ticket sales.

The movie, which stars Ray Winstone and British rapper/actor Plan B in a big screen version of the popular 1970s U.K. Tv drama, beat Universal's latest animation ParaNorman into second place, with $2.2 million (£1.4 million).

Keira Knightley's new drama Anna Karenina is in third with $1.3 million (£813,395), and gangster film Lawless follows close behind with $1.26 million (£790,378).

Propping up the top five is Dredd, which fell four places, with takings of $1.23 million (£769,381).