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UK Charts: Cars overtake GTA

THQ scores first all-formats No. 1 of the year.

Disney/Pixar movie tie-in Cars has raced into the top of the charts this week, knocking GTA: Liberty City Stories into second place to give THQ its first all-formats No. 1 of the year.

The film opened in European cinemas last Friday, and sales of the game were up by 88 per cent as a result. Fellow movie-tie in Over the Hedge remains at No. 10 in the chart, with Ubisoft's Pirates of the Caribbean titles, The Legend of Jack Sparrow and Dead Man's Chest, at No. 4 and No. 6 respectively.

New Super Mario Bros. is still in third place, while Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is at No. 5. The seventh spot goes to Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer Five, followed by a re-entry for The Sims 2 at eight as the hit PC title gets a platinum release.

Titles slipping out of the top ten include Take-Two's Prey, which falls from No. 7 to No. 17. Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II is down from 11 to 20.

There several new entries in the top 40 - such as PSP and PS2 title Formula One '06, in at No. 14, and expansion pack Civilization IV: Warlords, which has taken the top spot in the full-price PC chart but resides at No. 36 in the all-formats countdown.

PSP movie tie-in Miami Vice enters the chart at No. 25, and a series of retailer promotions have boosted EA's The Godfather into No. 34.

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