‘The Devil Inside’ scares off ’21 Jump Street’ at UK box office

The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

The found-footage horror movie netted £1.9 million in ticket sales to hold off competition from new comedy release 21 Jump Street to secure the number one spot.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel falls a place to number three, while last week’s chart-topper John Carter sees a 51% dip in ticket sales to land at number four.

New release We Bought a Zoo rounds out the top five, while Mark Wahlberg’s latest thriller Contraband bows at number six.

Daniel Radcliffe’s The Woman in Black slips four places to seven, with a £544,636 haul on its sixth weekend on release. The Hammer production has now grossed an impressive £20 million from its UK theatrical run.

Elsewhere, This Means War is at number eight, ahead of The Muppets and Safe House.

The UK box office top ten figures in full:
(-) The Devil Inside – £1,988,461
2. (-) 21 Jump Street – £1,556,039
3. (2) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £1,530,112
4. (1) John Carter – £965,946
5. (-) We Bought a Zoo – £850,651
6. (-) Contraband – £683,654
7. (3) The Woman in Black – £544,636
8. (4) This Means War – £431,648
9. (6) The Muppets – £395,549
10. (5) Safe House – £268,288

Source: Rentrak