'The Woman In Black' breaks UK horror record
Daniel Radcliffe's post-'Harry Potter' breakout film, 'The Woman In Black' has become the UK's highest grossing British horror film since records began 20 years ago.
The horror thriller has been atop of the British box office for the last three weeks in a row, amassing nearly $15m in the UK from 457 screens.
The film has also been doing well across the Atlantic, with the Americans adding $50m, reviving iconic horror studio Hammer's commercial and critical standing on a world scale.
Adapted by Jane Goldman (screenwriter of 'Kick Ass' and wife of Jonathan Ross) from Susan Hill's chilling novel, 'The Woman in Black' is directed by James Watkins. Check out the trailer and stills HERE.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice Chairman of Exclusive Media commented: "The record-breaking success of The Woman in Black is an important achievement that affirms the re-birth of Hammer.
"We are continuing to develop exciting and intelligent genre films this year such as The Quiet Ones and Gaslight, both of which will shoot in the UK."
Nigel Sinclair, CEO and Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Hammer’s parent company, added: "We are delighted that the film has performed so well in both the US and the UK.
"It is titles like The Woman in Black, as well as The ides of March and Rush, that highlight Exclusive’s commitment to making quality films with top tier talent and international appeal."
Xavier Marchand, President of Worldwide Distribution, Alliance Films and Managing Director Momentum Pictures, said: "The Woman in Black has been the number one film in the UK for the last 3 weeks and with close to $100m already at the worldwide Box Office shows how great British films can resonate not only here in the UK but also abroad. Congratulations to James Watkins, Daniel Radcliffe, Jane Goldman and all involved in The Woman in Black."
Be sure to watch the trailer for 'The Woman in Black' here.
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