Asif Kapadia's documentary on late Amy Winehouse has secured the biggest ever opening weekend for a British documentary in the UK as well as second biggest of all time.
Asif Kapadia’s documentary on late Amy Winehouse has secured the biggest ever opening weekend box office collections take for a British documentary in the UK as well as second biggest of all time. The documentary had box office collections of $222,015 opening across six sites, with a location average of 37,002 – 10,000 dollars which is more than what ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ managed on its first weekend.
‘Amy,’ which has earned five-star reviews and picked up strong word-of-mouth since its premiere at Cannes in May, is now chasing the 12 million US dollars target set by Michael Moore’s 2004 polemic, ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ reported the Guardian.
The film opened over a remarkably sunny UK weekend in 133 cinemas and will expand to over 200 in the coming weeks.
“Amy’ movie will be distributed nationwide in the US on 10 July.