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British horror film is highest new box office entry

The Quiet Ones
Harris is a professor who conducts experiments on a young woman, uncovering dark forces in the process

British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.

The film, starring Jared Harris and Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke, took £681,000 and charted at number five.

Black comedy Calvary and Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid 2 finished the weekend at numbers seven and eight.

The chart was topped by Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a total haul of £14.6m in its third week.

CGI-heavy Biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, finished in second place with takings of £1.59m, narrowly edging past last week's number one, Rio 2, which was in third with a box office of £1.55m.

Dystopian teen thriller Divergent completed the top four.

Calvary, which stars Brendan Gleeson as a good-natured priest who is threatened during a confession, earned £571,489, while The Raid 2, directed by Welshman Gareth Evans, attracted £454,150 worth of business.

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