Monday, February 6, 2012
WOMAN IN BLACK IN THE RED?
The new HAMMER FILMS co-production WOMAN IN BLACK opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. It came in second only to action flick CHRONICLE. Ex-Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is all growed up and gettin' scared by little girls in the ghost story that's long on atmosphere and jump scares, but apparently (I haven't seen it yet) short on originality. Time will tell if it ends up being profitable. Being from the House of Hammer, I certainly hope so!
According to the WALL STREET JOURNAL (sourced by Hollywood.com), WOMAN IN BLACK opened in 2,855 theaters across the country and took in $21 million. Spooky survival flim THE GREY starring Liam Neeson played in 3, 207 theaters and has accumulated $34.8 million in its first two weeks, coming in third. Coming fifth is Kate Beckensale's vampire fest UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, which played in 2. 636 theaters and is running out of either steam or ammo at $54.4 million.
All-in-all, a good week for genre films, I'd say.