The Dictator was unleashed on the UK and Ireland yesterday where it has seized the number one spot at the box office. 

The film toppled The Avengers from the top spot and is set to continue its success throughout opening weekend.  

Paramount Pictures Presents A Four By Two Films / Berg Mandel Schaffer / Scott Rudin Production. Sacha Baron Cohen (Aladeen), Anna Faris (Zoey), Jason Mantzoukas (Nuclear Nadal) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Uncle Tamir) star in The Dictator. 

The music is by Erran Baron Cohen.  The costume designer is Jeffrey Kurland.  The film is edited by Greg Hayden and Eric Kissack.

The production designer is Victor Kempster; the director of photography is Lawrence Sher.  The executive producers are Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Adam McKay, Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer.  The film is produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Todd Schulman, Anthony Hines and Scott Rudin. 

The Dictator is written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer.  It is directed by Larry Charles.