The Woman In Black Breaks 20-Year Record
02.28.12 by REELZ
For Daniel Radcliffe, the transition from his infamous Harry Potter role to new found roles has been quite seamless. Radcliffe's The Woman in Black has become the most successful British horror film in the past 20 years.
Originally inspired by the classic novel written by Susan Hill, adapted by Jane Goldman and directed by James Watkins, The Woman in Black has stayed in the number one spot in the U.K. box office for the past three weeks. So far the movie has brought in £14.6 million ($23.2 million), earning the movie the title of the highest-grossing British horror film in the past 20 years.
Beating out other popular British horror films such as, Interview With the Vampire, The Others, and Shaun of the Dead, The Woman in Black has also been successful in the U.S.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Xavier Marchand, president of worldwide distribution, Alliance Films and managing director Momentum Pictures, said, "With The Woman in Black occupying the number one spot in the U.K. for three weeks and its performance stateside that has seen it take more than $50 million, it indicates how British films can resonate not only here in the U.K. but also abroad."
Looks like even without Harry Potter, Radcliffe still has that magical acting touch.