THE WOMAN IN BLACK TOPS UK BOX OFFICE CHART
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has topped the UK box office chart again - this time with his new Hammer production The Woman in Black, according to BBC News.
The latest adaptation of Susan Hill's novel, about a lawyer haunted by a vengeful ghost, made £3.15m in the UK and Ireland between Friday and Sunday last week.
That saw off main rival The Muppets, which had to settle for second place with debut weekend takings of £2.65m.
The 3D version of the first Star Wars prequel is third in this week's chart.
More than a decade on from its 1999 release, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace took £1.52m, a figure that includes takings from one day of previews.
Romantic drama The Vow - the top film in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend - was the fourth most popular title in the UK and Ireland.
The film, about a husband and wife whose relationship is rocked after she suffers memory loss, made £1.09m in its first three days in cinemas.
That left sci-fi fantasy Chronicle, last week's number one, at number five with a second weekend haul of £1.02m.
The Woman in Black, which opened in the U.S. on 3 February, was released in 412 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday.
Its director, James Watkins, said he was "thrilled that a British ghost story, made with a British cast, crew and investment, is playing so well with British audiences".
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