Amy has recorded the biggest ever opening weekend for a British documentary at the UK box office.
The Amy Winehouse doc from Bafta-winning director Asif Kapadia opened to £519,000 making it the second biggest opening ever for a documentary (excluding concert films), led only by Michael Moore’s 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11. The film has already become the highest-grossing documentary of 2015 and has surpassed Kapadia’s 2010 film Senna, which grossed £375,000 on its opening. Following a nationwide preview on Tuesday 30th June, Amy opened in 133 cinemas this weekend across the UK and Ireland and will expand to over 200 locations from Friday 10th July.
“We are thrilled that audiences have come out en masse during a period of exceptionally fine weather to see Amy. It is testament to not only an incredible film, from some of the UK’s leading filmmakers, but also to the unique talent and enormous lasting appeal of Amy Winehouse – we are delighted that audiences have chosen to celebrate the life of the truly talented musical icon” said Hamish Moseley, Head of Distribution at Altitude Film Distribution. Amy also achieved a successful opening in the US where it opened to $222,015 across six theatres, with an outstanding location average of $37,002.
Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. The film features extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim.
For further details and to find a screening near you, visit http://www.amyfilm.co.uk