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20/03/2012

British Horror Flick Rakes In £20m At UK Box Office

UK horror film, The Woman in Black, is continuing to impress at the UK box office by surpassing the £20m mark.
The adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost story has placed itself in the lead as this year's highest grossing film to date, this is according to figures released by Screen Daily.
Indeed the film scored a hat-trick at the top of the UK box office holding the number one slot in the UK for three weeks. 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.
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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