Despite slipping to second, Disney's Wreck-It Ralph banked another £3.44m in its second weekend to put the CG animated comedy on a firm footing going into the school holidays. Meanwhile Judd Apatow's quasi-Knocked Up sequel This Is 40 opened on Thursday to claim third with £1,229,352, with Beautiful Creatures arriving a day early to pull in £1,109,167 in fifth; however, if it wasn't for preview takings, both films would have found themselves below Les Misérables (fourth with £1.13m) and I Give It a Year (sixth with £1.01m). A Turtle's Tale sequel Sammy's Great Escape debuted with £519,049 to take eighth ahead of Django Unchained, while Lincoln and Flight round out the chart in ninth and tenth.
Number one this time last year: The Woman in Black
1. A Good Day to Die Hard - £4,551,116 weekend (New)
2. Wreck-It Ralph - £3,436,400 weekend; £10,516,665 (2 weeks)
3. This Is 40 - £1,229,352 weekend (New)
4. Les Misérables - £1,126,168 weekend; £35,968,027 (6 weeks)
5. Beautiful Creatures - £1,109,167 weekend (New)
6. I Give It a Year - £1,014,707 weekend; £3,685,804 (2 weeks)
7. Django Unchained - £685,389 weekend; £13,707,266 (5 weeks)
8. Sammy's Great Escape - £519,049 weekend (New)
9. Lincoln - £483,397 weekend; £6,964,023 (4 weeks)
10. Flight - £472,983 weekend; £4,181,690 (3 weeks)
This Friday sees the long-awaited UK release of Cloud Atlas (cert. 15) from filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer [read our review here], while other newcomers this week include the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror Mama (cert. 15), British music comedy-drama Song for Marion (cert. PG), Terrence Malick's latest To the Wonder (cert. 12A) [read our review here] and Cate Shortland's World War II drama Lore (cert. 15) [read our review here].