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05/03/2012

The Woman In Black Is Most Successful UK Horror Film

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Hammer’s hit film The Woman in Black has broken records becoming the UK’s highest grossing British horror film since records began 20 years ago.
According to a release on Hammer’s website the horror flick has now scored a hat-trick at the top of the UK box office holding the number one slot in the UK for
three weeks, it has taken a total of £14,598,813.
Meanwhile the film’s UK success is echoed by a sensational North American performance for a British film, which now stands at more than $50million after 25 days on release.
The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is directed by James Watkins and adapted by Jane Goldman from the classic novel by Susan Hill. The film is a Hammer, Alliance Films, The UK Film Council presentation, in association with Cross Creek Pictures and is a Talisman production in association with Exclusive Media.
This success has went some way in marking the re-birth of Hammer Horror and also shows how great British films can resonate not only here in the UK but also abroad.
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."
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