Amy Winehouse Doc Pushes Late Singer Back Into U.K. Album Charts
The Grammy-winning 'Back to Black' re-entered the top 40 this week.
With Amy, the documentary examining at her life and untimely death, having scored the biggest-ever opening for a British doc at the U.K. box office this week, Amy Winehouse has stormed back onto the British music charts.
Back to Black, the late singer's seminal, Grammy-winning second album, first was released in 2006 and already had more than 20 million sales to its name. Now, almost four years after her death, it's landed back in the top 40 — in the 22nd spot — according the U.K. Official Charts Company.
Frank, Winehouse's 2003 debut and the record that first pushed her into the public eye, re-entered the album charts in the 50th spot.
Amy had a limited simultaneous release in the U.S., opening in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles to $222,015 for a $37,002 location average. U.S. distributor A24 is taking the film nationwide this weekend, while it also will expand in the U.K. from 133 cinemas to more than 200.