Limited releases were the toast of the UK/Ireland box office this week with releases in London's West End and the Republic Of Ireland scoring the best averages of the weekend.
Pathe's Cypher, a sci-fi thriller from Vincenco Natali (director of 1997 cult-film Cube), opened at just seven screens in London's West End and grossed $53,930 (£34,084) for a $7,704 average. The film landed just off the chart at 22 but following strong positive reviews could well enter the chart next week when it goes slightly wider.
Also off the chart (at 26) but boasting the best average of the weekend was Metro Tartan's French animation Belleville Rendez-Vous. Sylvain Chomet's film grossed $32,932 (£20,813) from just three screens for a $10,977 average.
Intermission saw a strong launch in Ireland (see separate ScreenDaily.com story).
The Lizzie McGuire Movie was released wide across the UK this week, after a one week release in the Republic Of Ireland only.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life dropped 33% from its opening weekend. The percentage drop quoted on the chart reflects its drop from the launch weekend plus previews.