Human Centipede 2 bombs at the box office

Controversial horror film takes just £942 on its opening weekend

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After all the controversy and the acres of column inches dedicated to its content, the once-banned sequel to The Human Centipede took just £942 at the box office over its opening weekend.

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The film, which played on ten screens around the country, notched up £349 in preview ticket sales, but failed to tempt even hardcore gore hounds into cinemas.

Its prequel, by contrast, earned £6,145 when it opened theatrically in the UK, despite enduring a similarly limited release.

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Overshadowing all comers, The Adventures of Tintin continued to attract money like iron fillings to a magnet, pulling in a staggering £2,199,171 country-wide over the weekend.