The Woman In Black stays top of U.K. box office

The horror movie, about a lawyer haunted by a vengeful ghost, debuted in the top spot when it was released and the film reigned supreme this weekend (18-19Feb12) with takings of $5.6 million (£3.5 million).

The Muppets came a close second after gaining $5.4 million (£3.4 million), while Nicolas Cage’s new film Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance was in third with $2.1 million (£1.3 million).

The new 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was the fourth most popular film in Britain with takings of $1.7 million (£1.07 million) and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island rounded out the top five with $1.6 million (£1.06 million).