'The Woman In Black': Daniel Radcliffe Movie Most Successful British Horror Film In History
Harry who? It appears Daniel Radcliffe finally has a movie record to his name that doesn't involve the word "Potter." "The Woman in Black," Dan's first post-wizard movie role, is now the most successful horror film in British history.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie has spent three weeks at No. 1 in the U.K., compiling $23.2 million in ticket sales. The top spot previously belonged to the 2001 Nicole Kidman horror flick, "The Others."
While, $23.2 million isn't exactly a lot of money -- especially when you compare it to the $7 billion the "Potter" film franchise has made -- it is an impressive feat for Radcliffe, who's looking to break out of the role he's best known for. That said, when Moviefone spoke to the actor in 2011, he seemed less concerned than everyone else about the success of his first non-"Potter" role.
"[This movie is] important, but it's not the be-all and end-all, that's the thing," said Radcliffe.
In "Black," a young lawyer named Arthur (Radcliffe), travels to a small town to settle the affairs of a recently deceased woman. However, he soon discovers that there is a ghost -- the Woman in Black -- haunting the village. Any time the spirit is seen, a child mysteriously dies. Arthur is soon in the unenviable position of stopping the ghost before she claims another victim.
"The Woman in Black" is in theaters now.