‘The Woman In Black’ holds onto UK box office number one

Daniel Radcliffe thriller scares off 'The Muppets'

The Woman In Black has held number one at the UK box office for a second week.

Daniel Radcliffe‘s first big screen role post-Harry Potter sees off close competition from The Muppets to keep the top spot, taking £3.5 million.

The only new entry on the whole chart of Nicolas Cage‘s comic book sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, which lands at number three with a take of £1.3 million. The top five is completed by the 3D version of Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Box office numbers were boosted by the half term audience, with The Woman In Black, The Muppets and Journey 2 all recording an increase in numbers. But with the Oscars approaching, The Artist rose even higher, with a 102% boost in ticket sales.

The UK box office top ten is:

1. The Woman In Black – £3,501,601
2. The Muppets – £3,411,698
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance – £1,340,000
4. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D – £1,077,302
5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £1,061,550
6. The Vow – £953,165
7. Chronicle – £727,871
8. The Descendants – £564,536
9. The Artist – £527,358
10. War Horse – £450,073

Watch a clip from The Woman In Black below.