New horror hits top of UK box office

Tue Nov 2, 2010 8:52am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British moviegoers gorged themselves for a second week on a rich diet of horror as "Saw 3D" took over the No. 1 box office spot from Paranormal Activity.

The story of a group of Jigsaw survivors seeking the support of a self-help guru with a dark secret took 3.6 million pounds ($5.8 million) on its debut over the weekend, according to Screen International Tuesday.

The three orphan girls of family movie "Despicable Me" stayed in second place, just above the chilling suburban frights of "Paranormal Activity 2" in third.

"RED," with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as former CIA agents on the run, slipped a place to fourth.

Facebook biopic "The Social Network" was down one at five while Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis in the story of two 19th century body snatchers "Burke and Hare" came in at six.

Animated owl adventure "Legend of the Guardians" fell two spots to seven while "Alpha and Omega," featuring two wolves on a long-distance journey home, was down at eight from sixth.

"The Kids are All Right" made its debut at nine with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore facing a family dilemma when their children contact their biological father.

"Vampires Suck" was down at 10 from seven.

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