Daniel Radcliffe - Radcliffe's Woman In Black Is Hammer's Highest Grossing Opening
Daniel Radcliffe has helped give Hammer Film Productions its highest ever opening - his new movie The Woman In Black has gone in at number two at the U.S. box office.
The spooky film is Radcliffe's first lead role since the end of the Harry Potter series, and his fame pulled in viewers in America, were the movie made $21 million (£13.1 million) in ticket sales.
The release is the legendary Hammer studio's biggest success story in its 78-year history, giving the production company its highest ever weekend opening.
Hammer Film Productions' Simon Oakes says, "We are delighted that The Woman in Black has performed so well. The fact that a Gothic horror has attracted such a large audience on opening weekend shows the demand for elevated and intelligent genre films which Hammer aims to produce."