Magazine article Screen International

The Woman in Black Continues to Chill UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

The Woman in Black Continues to Chill UK Box Office

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Momentum's horror becomes the second film this year to record three consecutive weeks at number one.

The Woman In Black has made it a hat-trick at the top of the UK box office, the second film to do so this year along with War Horse.

Hammer's adaptation of Susan Hill's novel took an estimated $3.8m (£2.4m) from its 457 sites at an excellent average of $8,477 (£5,351) to stand at a superb $23.1m (£14.6m) so far.

This week's highest new entry belonged to Fox's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which charted second after a strong $3.6m (£2.3m) debut saw it narrowly beat Safe House to second. The opening is director John Madden's best ever in the UK, a record that previously belonged to Shakespeare In Love's $2.9m (£1.8m) bow, although The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has some way to go before toppling that film's final tally of $33.0m (£20.8m).

Placing third after an equally decent opening was Universal's action-thriller Safe House which stole its way to $3. …

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