The found footage adventure ends the reign of 'War Horse'

Chronicle has ended War Horse‘s three-week reign at the top of the UK box office chart.

The acclaimed found-footage superhero movie takes the number one spot on its opening weekend, taking in over £2 million, and comfortable beating Journey 2: The Mysterious Island into second place.

In the wake of these new entries, George Clooney‘s Oscar favourite The Descendants drops a place to land at number three.

The top five is completed by Adam Sandler‘s new comedy Jack And Jill at five, while Sam Worthington‘s heist thriller Man On A Ledge also debuts at six.

The UK box office top ten is:

1. Chronicle – £2,193,072
2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £1,200,587
3. The Descendants – £1,112,964
4. War Horse – £889,687
5. Jack And Jill – £848,814
6. Man On A Ledge – £697,394
7. The Grey – £521,188
8. A Monster In Paris – £474,941
9. The Artist – £377,889
10. Carnage – £298,733