U.K. Box Office: 'Amy' Becomes Second-Biggest Doc Ever
Asif Kapadia's film on Amy Winehouse, already the highest-grossing British doc ever, surpasses 'March of the Penguins' to rank behind Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11.'
After seven weekends in release in U.K. cinemas. Amy has become the second-highest grossing documentary ever in the country after recently also becoming the biggest British doc of all time in U.K.
Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed chronicling of the life and death of singer Amy Winehouse, who died in July 2011, has grossed $5.40 million (£3.44 million) at the British box office, Altitude Film Distribution said Tuesday. The news comes after the film previously passed the £3.17 million mark to exceed the director’s own previous record for a British doc set by Senna in 2010.
The film's U.K. box office revenue has now passed 2005's March of the Penguins ($5.13 million), making it the second most successful doc in British box office history behind Michael Moore's 2004 hit Fahrenheit 9/11, which grossed more than $10 million (£6.50 million).
"It feels like the country has fallen in love with her all over again, and it is hugely satisfying to have helped create a more rounded picture of someone who was so massively misunderstood when she was here," said producer James Gay-Rees about Winehouse and Amy.