What Lies Beneath scored a startling $3m (£2.1m) at 354 sites in its first three days in the UK, taking the number one spot from Dinosaur which dropped just 5% from its opening weekend. In one of the best weekends since the Toy Story 2 highs in February this year, the Top 15 films scored an aggregate of $13.4m (£9.3m) bolstering fourth quarter admission revenue. This week Dinosaur will also benefit substantially from the half-term school holidays.
The supernatural chiller starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, pulled in a strong site average of $9,221 (£5,979) excluding its pre-opening previews of $205,772 (£142,394). Disney's Dinosaur earned $2.9m (£2m) from 492 sites, putting its 10-day total at $7m (£4.9m). UIP's Road Trip and Billy Elliot also maintained a three-day gross of over $1.5m (£1m).
The Little Vampire, starring Stuart Little's Jonathan Lipnicki, widened to number five in the chart from its Scottish platform release last weekend. Taking $740,900 (£512,708) from 302 screens, the Icon release raised a so-so screen average of $2,453 (£1,698). On a mid-range release of 168 screens, Touchstone Pictures'/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' co-production Coyote Ugly grossed a respectable $521,210 (£360,683) from 168 screens.
Pathe Distribution's acquisition of Memento, Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the acclaimed Following, opened at number 11 in the chart with an impressive $130,980 on a limited 20 screens. Also on limited release, the UK film The House Of Mirth held on to a robust screen average of $7,126 on its second weekend, dropping just 17%. The FilmFour release will broaden out to around 40 screens this Friday (Oct 27).