The Woman in Black

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,333,290Details
International Box Office $74,622,608
Worldwide Box Office $128,955,898
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,280,332 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,240,970 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,521,302
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Synopsis

Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost...and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
66% - Fresh
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 3rd, 2012 (Wide) by CBS Films
Video Release: May 22nd, 2012 by CBS Films Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2193, 10/12/2011)
Franchise: The Woman in Black
Keywords: Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse, Death of a Son or Daughter, Revenge, Curses, Hauntings
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Alliance Films, Hammer Films, UK Film Council, Cross Creek Pictures, Talisman, Exclusive Media Group

Blu-ray Sales: Red Revels in Blu

New releases took the top four spots in the Blu-ray sales chart. Red Tails took first place with 446,000 units / $10.25 million for a 48% opening week Blu-ray share. The film was expensive to make and it didn't perform well enough in theaters, but its home market numbers are better. More...

DVD Sales: A Colorful Couple Weeks on DVD

After a major change on the back end of site, we have two weeks of home market numbers to get to, starting with the week ending on May 20th. New releases dominated the chart taking the top three spots and four of the top six. The Grey earned first place with 360,000 units / $6.12 million. This is a fine start given its theatrical run, but not an exceptional one. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 22nd, 2012

It's a strange week on the home market. There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are more first run releases than normal, while we are also moving into the summer TV schedule, so a lot of those shows are getting home market releases this week, in preparation for their upcoming seasons. The list is top-heavy, not very deep, and lacks contenders for for Pick of the Week. The Secret World of Arrietty is the best release and the Blu-ray looks amazing, but there are not a lot of extras to be found. Likewise, Sherlock: Season Two is a great show, but the DVD and Blu-ray don't have a lot of extras, plus the price-per-minute is rather high for a TV on DVD release. I have high hopes for The Woman in Black, but the screener is late. In the end I'm going with The Secret World of Arrietty, but the other two are Honorable Mentions. More...

International Box Office: Journey Around the World

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island remained on top of the international chart with $27.5 million on 8,249 screens in 43 markets for a total of $130.0 million internationally. By comparison, its predecessor made $140 million in total. This week, The Mysterious Island opened in second place in France with $2.71 million on 436 screens, while it managed first place in Spain with $2.10 million on 468. The film is almost at $200 million worldwide, and with several major markets left to go, it should have no trouble getting to $250 million and maybe even $300 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Vow Wows

Another weekend, another win. For the sixth weekend in a row, 2012 has topped 2011 in the year-over-year, and like much of the year, it wasn't even close. The overall box office was up 66% from last weekend reaching $192 million. It was also 29% higher than the same weekend last year. All four wide releases beat expectations, sometimes by wide margins. Also, all earned more than $20 million, which is the first time that's happened on a non-holiday weekend. And two of them earned $40 million or more. Year-to-date, 2012 now has a 19% lead on 2011 at $1.19 billion to $1.00 billion. There is reason to be cautious however, as a lot of this growth is due to 2011 getting off to a disastrous start. It is still too soon to declare victory, but it is reason to at least be somewhat optimistic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Keep 2012's Winning Streak Safe?

2012 has beaten 2011 every single weekend so far and we could see that streak survive at least one more weekend thanks to three wide releases: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Safe House, and The Vow, plus a re-release, Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace. That's a crowded slate and normally I would assume one or more of the films would be squeezed out at the box office, but now I'm not so sure, as even the weakest amongst them is tracking for close to $20 million. By comparison, this weekend last year three films earned more than $25 million and only one new release failed to connect with audiences. So it could be a tough race, but I'm cautiously optimistic. More...

Contest: Black Friday: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Black Friday contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Many Reasons to Celebrate Weekend Results

It was Super Bowl weekend, which apparently some people care about. (Not me. Go B.C. Lions!) The crossover audience between the Super Bowl and most movies is quite high, so it is no real shock that the box office was down compared to last weekend. However, it was only down 8% to $116 million. This was 33% higher than the same weekend last year. Both Chronicle and The Woman in Black topped expectations by significant degrees, while the weakest movie the top five missed weekend predictions by less than $1 million. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by 12% at $964 million to $850 million. Before we get too excited, by this weekend in 2010, the box office had already pulled in $1.21 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Chronicle and Woman in Black Vie for SuperBowl Honors

The industry's healthy start to 2012 will continue this weekend thanks to two more good opening weekends. Chronicle is currently favorite to win the weekend, with Fox predicting a $22 million opening. CBS Films is pegging The Woman in Black at $21 million (a record for the fledgling studio). Both figures are predicated on historical models for SuperBowl Sunday, which can be a difficult day to predict, so the final order between the two could yet switch, although Chronicle is heavily favored to win at this point. Overall box office will be up about 35% from last year, although that reflects the very weak start to 2011. This weekend looks as though it will be about average for a SuperBowl weekend overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Remain in the Black?

There are two important dates in February: Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. This weekend deals with neither of those, so it is probably going to be a little soft at the box office. On the other hand, all three films opening this weekend, Big Miracle, Chronicle, and The Woman in Black, have overall positive reviews and are averaging around 75% positive (That might change by the end of the evening as more reviews come in.) By comparison, this weekend last year saw the release of The Roommate and Sanctum, both of which earned terrible reviews and neither of which earned a lot at the box office. Those two films combined earned just under $25 million over the weekend, while there's a slim, slim chance The Woman in Black will make that much by itself. Even on the low end, the top two new releases should match that, while this year appears to have the advantage with depth as well. I'm almost feeling optimistic. ... I may have just cursed the box office. More...

2012 Preview: February

2012 got off to a great start, with January earning four wins in a row in the year-over-year comparison and finishing the month with a double-digit lead over 2011's pace. This has made me very hopeful going forward. That said, there are fourteen films opening wide or being re-released wide in February, and I don't think there's a $100 million hit in the group. In fact, I don't think any will get all that close to the century mark. There are several that should be solid mid-level hits and with a little luck, half of them could reached $50 million and there are five that could reach $75 million. Last February, Just Go With It topped $100 million while Gnomeo and Juliet came within $33,000 of doing the same. We won't replicate that this year, so we have to hope for a lot more depth. If films like Safe House, Journey 2, Ghost Rider 2, The Phantom Menace: 3D and The Vow all meet expectations, then perhaps 2012 will continue its hot start. More...

Contest: Black Friday

Next Friday sees the release is The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Potter film. It is also probably going to be the biggest hit of the weekend, and it is definitely the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Woman in Black. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Meet the Browns: Season Four on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season Nine on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe    Arthur Kipps
Ciaran Hinds    Samuel Daily
Janet McTeer    Mrs. Daily
Liz White    Jennet Humfrye
Shaun Dooley    Fisher
Misha Handley    Joseph Kipps
Roger Allam    Mr. Bentley
Mary Stockley    Ms. Fisher
Tim McMullan    Mr. Jerome
Ashley Foster    Nathanial Drablow
Sophie Foster    Stella Kipps

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James Watkins
Author    Susan Hill
Screenwriter    Jane Goldman
Producer    Richard Jackson
Producer    Simon Oakes
Producer    Brian Oliver
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Executive Producer    Neil Dunn
Executive Producer    Marc Schipper
Executive Producer    Xavier Marchand
Executive Producer    Tyler Thompson
Executive Producer    Roy Lee
Co-Producer    Paul Ritchie
Co-Producer    Ben Holden
Co-Producer    Todd Thompson
Cinematographer    Tim Maurice-Jones
Production Designer    Kave Quinn
Editor    Jon Harris
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jeremy Woodhead
Costume Designer    Keith Madden
Supervising Art Director    Paul Ghirardani
Art Director    Kate Grimble
Set Decorator    Niamh Coulter
Sound Mixer    Ivor Talbot
Supervising Sound Editor    Ben Barker
Re-recording Mixer    Ian Tapp
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Caller
Special Effects Supervisor    Bob Hollow
Visual Effects Supervisor    Hakan Blomdahl
Stunt Coordinator    Andy Bennett
Stunt Coordinator    Gary Arthurs
Line Producer    Vic David
Assistant Director    Dominic Fysh
Casting Director    Karen Lindsay-Stewart

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 2 $8,332,494   2,855 $2,919   $8,332,494 1
2012/02/04 2 $9,606,668 +15% 2,855 $3,365   $17,939,162 2
2012/02/05 2 $2,934,910 -69% 2,855 $1,028   $20,874,072 3
2012/02/06 2 $1,176,137 -60% 2,855 $412   $22,050,209 4
2012/02/07 2 $1,268,864 +8% 2,855 $444   $23,319,073 5
2012/02/08 2 $939,018 -26% 2,855 $329   $24,258,091 6
2012/02/09 2 $897,396 -4% 2,855 $314   $25,155,487 7
2012/02/10 6 $3,384,716 +277% 2,856 $1,185   $28,540,203 8
2012/02/11 6 $4,584,546 +35% 2,856 $1,605   $33,124,749 9
2012/02/12 6 $2,133,396 -53% 2,856 $747   $35,258,145 10
2012/02/13 6 $562,339 -74% 2,856 $197   $35,820,484 11
2012/02/14 4 $1,634,068 +191% 2,856 $572   $37,454,552 12
2012/02/15 6 $539,906 -67% 2,856 $189   $37,994,458 13
2012/02/16 6 $616,160 +14% 2,856 $216   $38,610,618 14
2012/02/17 7 $1,943,054 +215% 2,559 $759   $40,553,672 15
2012/02/18 8 $2,728,246 +40% 2,559 $1,066   $43,281,918 16
2012/02/19 9 $2,007,896 -26% 2,559 $785   $45,289,814 17
2012/02/20 9 $1,114,980 -44% 2,559 $436   $46,404,794 18
2012/02/21 9 $508,462 -54% 2,559 $199   $46,913,256 19
2012/02/22 9 $397,440 -22% 2,559 $155   $47,310,696 20
2012/02/23 9 $418,500 +5% 2,559 $164   $47,729,196 21
2012/02/24 - $867,379 +107% 1,727 $502   $48,596,575 22
2012/02/25 - $1,264,531 +46% 1,727 $732   $49,861,106 23
2012/02/26 - $590,575 -53% 1,727 $342   $50,451,681 24
2012/02/27 - $150,564 -75% 1,727 $87   $50,602,245 25
2012/02/28 - $169,522 +13% 1,727 $98   $50,771,767 26
2012/02/29 - $147,585 -13% 1,727 $85   $50,919,352 27
2012/03/01 14 $167,563 +14% 1,727 $97   $51,086,915 28
2012/03/02 - $345,072 +106% 812 $425   $51,431,987 29
2012/03/03 - $564,561 +64% 812 $695   $51,996,548 30
2012/03/04 - $244,842 -57% 812 $302   $52,241,390 31
2012/03/05 - $74,187 -70% 812 $91   $52,315,577 32
2012/03/06 - $82,220 +11% 812 $101   $52,397,797 33
2012/03/07 - $69,433 -16% 812 $86   $52,467,230 34
2012/03/08 - $73,016 +5% 812 $90   $52,540,246 35
2012/03/09 - $156,448 +114% 433 $361   $52,696,694 36
2012/03/10 - $224,864 +44% 433 $519   $52,921,558 37
2012/03/11 - $109,725 -51% 433 $253   $53,031,283 38
2012/03/12 - $49,764 -55% 433 $115   $53,081,047 39
2012/03/13 - $52,901 +6% 433 $122   $53,133,948 40
2012/03/14 - $45,634 -14% 433 $105   $53,179,582 41
2012/03/15 - $52,577 +15% 433 $121   $53,232,159 42
2012/03/16 - $84,214 +60% 305 $276   $53,316,373 43
2012/03/17 - $103,533 +23% 305 $339   $53,419,906 44
2012/03/18 - $53,860 -48% 305 $177   $53,473,766 45
2012/03/19 - $19,618 -64% 305 $64   $53,493,384 46
2012/03/20 - $21,555 +10% 305 $71   $53,514,939 47
2012/03/21 - $18,577 -14% 305 $61   $53,533,516 48
2012/03/22 - $17,443 -6% 305 $57   $53,550,959 49
2012/03/23 - $76,464 +338% 180 $425   $53,627,423 50
2012/03/24 - $87,971 +15% 180 $489   $53,715,394 51
2012/03/25 - $33,815 -62% 180 $188   $53,749,209 52
2012/03/26 - $10,271 -70% 180 $57   $53,759,480 53
2012/03/27 - $10,859 +6% 180 $60   $53,770,339 54
2012/03/28 - $10,372 -4% 180 $58   $53,780,711 55
2012/03/29 - $12,265 +18% 180 $68   $53,792,976 56
2012/03/30 - $46,450 +279% 179 $259   $53,839,426 57
2012/03/31 - $72,020 +55% 179 $402   $53,911,446 58
2012/04/01 - $35,543 -51% 179 $199   $53,946,989 59
2012/04/02 - $12,510 -65% 179 $70   $53,959,499 60
2012/04/03 - $13,973 +12% 179 $78   $53,973,472 61
2012/04/04 - $14,111 +1% 179 $79   $53,987,583 62
2012/04/05 - $18,020 +28% 179 $101   $54,005,603 63
2012/04/06 - $40,374 +124% 159 $254   $54,045,977 64
2012/04/07 - $43,038 +7% 159 $271   $54,089,015 65
2012/04/08 - $18,350 -57% 159 $115   $54,107,365 66
2012/04/09 - $8,986 -51% 159 $57   $54,116,351 67
2012/04/10 - $8,094 -10% 159 $51   $54,124,445 68
2012/04/11 - $8,310 +3% 159 $52   $54,132,755 69
2012/04/12 - $8,623 +4% 159 $54   $54,141,378 70
2012/04/13 - $24,983 +190% 122 $205   $54,166,361 71
2012/04/14 - $30,300 +21% 122 $248   $54,196,661 72
2012/04/15 - $15,982 -47% 122 $131   $54,212,643 73
2012/04/16 - $5,006 -69% 122 $41   $54,217,649 74
2012/04/17 - $5,114 +2% 122 $42   $54,222,763 75
2012/04/18 - $4,827 -6% 122 $40   $54,227,590 76
2012/04/19 - $4,884 +1% 122 $40   $54,232,474 77
2012/04/20 - $16,015 +228% 90 $178   $54,248,489 78
2012/04/21 - $20,477 +28% 90 $228   $54,268,966 79
2012/04/22 - $10,745 -48% 90 $119   $54,279,711 80
2012/04/23 - $3,331 -69% 90 $37   $54,283,042 81
2012/04/24 - $3,714 +11% 90 $41   $54,286,756 82
2012/04/25 - $3,333 -10% 90 $37   $54,290,089 83
2012/04/26 - $3,632 +9% 90 $40   $54,293,721 84
2012/04/27 - $8,875 +144% 63 $141   $54,302,596 85
2012/04/28 - $12,666 +43% 63 $201   $54,315,262 86
2012/04/29 - $7,011 -45% 63 $111   $54,322,273 87
2012/04/30 - $2,563 -63% 63 $41   $54,324,836 88
2012/05/01 - $3,528 +38% 63 $56   $54,328,364 89
2012/05/02 - $2,342 -34% 63 $37   $54,330,706 90
2012/05/03 - $2,584 +10% 63 $41   $54,333,290 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 2 $20,874,072   2,855 $7,311   $20,874,072 3
2012/02/10 6 $10,102,658 -52% 2,856 $3,537   $35,258,145 10
2012/02/17 8 $6,679,196 -34% 2,559 $2,610   $45,289,814 17
2012/02/24 14 $2,722,485 -59% 1,727 $1,576   $50,451,681 24
2012/03/02 17 $1,154,475 -58% 812 $1,422   $52,241,390 31
2012/03/09 22 $491,037 -57% 433 $1,134   $53,031,283 38
2012/03/16 28 $241,607 -51% 305 $792   $53,473,766 45
2012/03/23 27 $198,250 -18% 180 $1,101   $53,749,209 52
2012/03/30 29 $154,013 -22% 179 $860   $53,946,989 59
2012/04/06 34 $101,762 -34% 159 $640   $54,107,365 66
2012/04/13 44 $71,265 -30% 122 $584   $54,212,643 73
2012/04/20 48 $47,237 -34% 90 $525   $54,279,711 80
2012/04/27 58 $28,552 -40% 63 $453   $54,322,273 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20124197,917 197,917$3,362,610$3,362,6101
6/3/2012674,449-62% 272,366$1,487,491$4,850,1012
6/10/20121446,872-37% 319,238$936,971$5,787,0723
6/17/20122328,074-40% 347,312$504,209$6,291,2814
6/24/20122918,477-34% 365,789$331,847$6,623,1285

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/2012451,283 51,283$1,089,241$1,089,2411
6/3/20121712,778-75% 64,061$306,936$1,396,1772

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