StreetDance 3d Quad - croppedStreetDance 3D was the number one movie on its opening weekend, earning £1.8m in box office takings.

It beat competition from Prince of Persia and Robin Hood.

Including last weekend’s preview screening of the film, Streetdance 3D has earned £2.4 million.

StreetDance 3D is the biggest ever 3D release before it opened, with 345 3D screens showing the film, more than Clash of the Titans which showed on 333 screens and Avatar on 305.

“The success of StreetDance 3D has far exceeded our expectations,” said James Richardson, producer and co-owner of Vertigo Films. “The fact that an independent British film has beaten the US heavyweights  just shows how well Streetdance 3D has connected with audiences across the country.”

StreetDance 3D is the first British film to be shot entirely in 3D and is the world’s first 3D dance movie, ahead of Step Up 3D, scheduled for release on 6 August.

Streetdance 3D follows the exploits of a London dance crew training for the UK Street Dance Championships, forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in return for rehearsal space.  With no common ground and with passions riding high, they have to find a way to work together to win. Charlotte Rampling  heads a diverse cast of new and emerging talent including Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Britain’s Got Talent winners George Sampson and Diversity, and Flawless.