Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘The Woman in Black’ debuts at UK box office No. 1

The Woman in Black (2012)

Daniel Radcliffe‘s The Woman in Black has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

The supernatural horror earned £3.1 million during its three-day opening weekend, making it the highest ever bow for a Hammer film in the UK.

The Muppets, Jason Segel‘s big-screen revival of Jim Henson’s beloved characters, enters the chart in second place with an opening haul of £2.6 million.

In third spot is the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which adds £1.5 million to the £50 million the prequel earned in 1999.

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star in Screen Gems' THE VOW.

Romantic drama The Vow and found footage superhero film Chronicle complete the top five.

Elsewhere, sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island falls four places to number six ahead of George Clooney drama The Descendants.

War Horse, Jack and Jill and Man on a Ledge also dip four places as new releases dominate the top ten.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) The Woman in Black – £3,153,020
2. (-) The Muppets – £2,650,664
3. (-) Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – £1,528,156
4. (-) The Vow – £1,091,469
5. (1) Chronicle – £1,024,583
6. (2) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £902,857
7. (3) The Descendants – £743,017
8. (4) War Horse – £580,984
9. (5) Jack and Jill – £521,925
10. (6) Man on a Ledge – £419,979