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Box office preview: 'The Hobbit' continues its strong run, 'Woman in Black 2' debuts

December was full of wide releases, from family-friendly films like Annie to darker fantasies like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—but in the first weekend of the new year, there’s only one huge release: The Woman in Black 2, the sequel to 2012’s horror starring Daniel Radcliffe, is opening in about 2,600 locations.

The first Woman in Black made $20.8 million its debut weekend in February 2012—much more than expected—and it went on to make $54.3 million total in the U.S. While these numbers could indicate the film’s sequel will have a similarly successful debut weekend, the movie also has some factors working against it, including its cast: Radcliffe was a big draw with the first one, especially since The Woman in Black came out just a year after the Harry Potter film series ended, when audiences were extra invested in the actor—but the follow-up doesn’t feature any recognizable stars.

It’s also arriving in theaters at a time when audiences still have multiple new, much-hyped films to see, such as Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and the musical Into the Woods—and when Night at the Museum and Annie are holding onto their spots in the top five thanks to moviegoers looking for PG-rated options. But there’s hope The Woman in Black 2 could crack the top five. Here’s how it could play out:


'The Woman in Black': Daniel Radcliffe on his post-Potter gothic horror hit -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Daniel Radcliffe has grown up before our very eyes. When we first met him as Harry Potter, he was only 11 years old. More than a decade later, he bravely launched the post-Potter phase of his movie career in February’s The Woman in Black, a stylish gothic horror film in which he plays a widowed lawyer — and a young father — who encounters a terrifying supernatural secret in a small English town. The hit movie proved that Radcliffe — who’d already demonstrated his non-Potter bona fides on Broadway — won’t be boxed in by playing the world’s most famous wizard.

In the first of two exclusive behind-the-scenes clips from the movie, which arrives on home video tomorrow, Radcliffe discusses how and why he chose The Woman in Black as his first post-Potter role. The most impressive surprise? He apparently celebrated his final day on the set of Potter, concluding a decade of moviemaking history that represented practically half of his own life, by diving in to the script for his next film. “I read the [Woman in Black] script for the first time four hours after I had done my last shot on Potter, I think, and loved it immediately,” he says.

In the second video clip, Radcliffe discusses the challenge of playing a father and his own fear of scary movies. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

Next installment of 'Woman in Black' in development

The Woman in Black is coming back! British studio Hammer Films and author Susan Hill will collaborate once more on Woman in Black: Angels of Death.

“We are proud and honored to be working with Susan again on The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death, a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor The Woman in Black,” said Simon Oakes, the Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer Films.

Though Daniel Radcliffe starred in the first installment, it seems unlikely that he will be able to reprise his role in the next one: It picks up 40 years later and will center on a couple who, like Radcliffe’s character, experience the supernatural horrors that occur at the haunted Eel Marsh House. The script will be developed by story editor Jon Croker.

The horror film, which opened in February, was the highest-grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, and has banked $120 million worldwide.

With Radcliffe or without, will you see Angels of Death?

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Box office report: 'Chronicle' earns a super powerful $22 million on Super Bowl weekend

Chronicle sacked The Woman in Black at the box office on Super Bowl weekend, but both modestly-budgeted films exceeded industry expectations and brought in strong grosses for their respective studios.

Fox’s $15 million found footage film Chronicle, a thriller directed by newcomer Josh Trank about a trio of teenage boys who acquire super powers, soared into first place with $22 million in its first three days. That gave the film a potent $7,568 per theater average — the best in the Top 20. Awareness for Chronicle appeared disconcertingly low a few weeks ago, but thanks to an aggressive TV marketing push, a viral video advertisement (“Flying People in New York City”), and, perhaps most notably, the film’s zeitgeist-y found footage appeal, the adventure managed to bring young people to the theater in droves. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Chronicle' soars on Friday with $8.7 million; 'The Woman in Black' close behind


The found footage craze isn’t over yet!

Chronicle, Fox’s teen superpower adventure, flew higher than any other movie on Friday, pulling in a strong $8.7 million. The picture (and all movies) will likely fall by a hefty 65-75 percent on Super Bowl Sunday, and due to its young audience, it might not receive a big bump on Saturday (teens tend to rush to the theater on opening night). Still, it should be able to pull in a robust $21 million this weekend — more than enough to make Fox, which spent just $15 million on the film, very happy. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'Chronicle' and 'The Woman In Black' face off on Super Bowl weekend

This weekend, as Tom Brady and Eli Manning meet in Indianapolis to compete for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy, another competition will be brewing.

Three new wide releases are set to battle it out for box office glory. Teen superhero drama Chronicle and spooky Daniel Radcliffe vehicle The Woman In Black both have a shot at earning a number one debut, while Drew Barrymore’s warm-and-fuzzy whale drama Big Miracle will need just that to really succeed. Here’s how the Top 5 might shake out: READ FULL STORY

'The Woman in Black': New poster and TV spot -- EXCLUSIVE

The Woman in Black held its premiere last night in London, but we have the debut of a new poster and TV spot today. The poster, seen below and viewed larger here, was created by artist Daniel Danger, who saw the film and loved its gothic tone (understandable if you’ve seen his spellbinding work). The new :15 TV spot also plays up the film’s innate spookiness with a creepy child’s voice doing the narration: “Listen to the critics, and you will hear. This is the scariest film of the year.” Seriously, even the “Rated PG-13″ freaks us out.  READ FULL STORY

'The Woman in Black': Is the new trailer as scary as the earlier teases?

They say what you imagine is happening is often more frightening than what you see happening. So it will be interesting to see if trailers for The Woman in Black, the February thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a young lawyer who travels to a remote village that’s home to a vengeful ghost, continue to make us whimper as more footage is teased. Watch the new preview below. What do you think?  READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' special farewell tribute planned for Spike's Scream Awards

The beloved Harry Potter movie franchise is receiving an “ultimate farewell tribute” at Spike TV’s 2011 Scream Awards on Oct. 15, EW has learned exclusively, featuring what we are told will be a very special guest! (The show airs on Tues., Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 has 14 nominations for this year’s awards (tied with X Men: First Class).

Celebrating sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comic books — i.e. all things geek — the sixth annual Scream Awards will also honor Robert Downey Jr. with the Hero award (for his roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes) and Nicolas Cage with the Maverick award. Both stars will also debut exclusive footage from their respective upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (the event will also feature sneak peeks for Total Recall, The Woman in Black, and Paranormal Activity 3).

J.J. Abrams, Darren Aronofsky, Chloe Moretz, Harold and Kumar‘s John Cho and Kal Penn, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello, American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott, Fringe‘s Anna Torv, and Dr. Who‘s Matt Smith are among the announced attendees.

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'Woman in Black' trailer sufficiently spooks Daniel Radcliffe

A second teaser trailer for The Woman in Black has hit the Web and with eerie poetry added over the music, a cold, unsettling color palette reminiscent of The Piano, and more than one visual boo!, it makes Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter finale role look like a smart, mature move. Being haunted suits him. Watch it below.  READ FULL STORY

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