The Rite debuts at top of US box office
Starring Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins and Ciarán Hinds, The Rite tells the story of an American priest who travels to Italy to study exorcism.
The Mechanic, which follows a hitman as he teaches his trade to an apprentice, was another new entry to the box office and managed to take the third spot, while The Green Hornet slipped two places to four.
Oscar-nominated film The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, claimed the fifth spot.
True Grit fell one place to six, although The Dilemma was this week's biggest faller, slipping four places to seven.
Black Swan, which is also up for a number of awards including best film and best actress at the Oscars, took the eighth position, with The Fighter and Yogi Bear rounding off the top ten.