‘Paranormal Activity 3’ leads at UK box office

The horror sequel comfortably beats 'Contagion' as the weekend's big opener

Paranormal Activity 3 has scared off UK box office competition on its opening weekend.

The horror sequel has beaten last week’s number one Johnny English Reborn into second place, and comfortably beaten the week’s other big opener Contagion, taking over £3 million and emerging top of the chart.

Its total is marginally less than the £3,593,762 taken by the first Paranormal Activity film when it opened in 2009. You can watch the trailer at the top of the page. The top five is completed by The Lion King 3D and Real Steel.


Elsewhere, Tilda Swinton‘s critically acclaimed We Need To Talk About Kevin, adapted from the Lionel Shriver novel, opened to £500,000 ticket sales and a number seven placing.

The UK box office top ten is:

1. Paranormal Activity 3 – £3,405,036
2. Johnny English Reborn – £2,052,036
3. Contagion – £1,463,638
4. The Lion King 3D – £1,356,217
5. Real Steel – £842,597
6. The Three Musketeers 3D – £585,506
7. We Need To Talk About Kevin – £492,297
8. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy – £394,605
9. Dolphin Tale – £364,921
10. Footloose – £270,794