Amy Winehouse documentary sets UK box office record

Amy Winehouse documentary sets UK box office record

Postby dutchman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:16 am

Asif Kapadia's Amy has achieved the highest-grossing opening weekend by a British documentary at the UK box office.


The film, which focuses on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, has so far taken £520,528.

Amy's opening weekend is the UK's second biggest for a non-concert documentary - only Michael Moore's 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 opened bigger - and fifth biggest documentary opening ever.

Mark Ronson recently said that he finds Kapadia's documentary to be "respectful" of its subject, following controversy over its use of interview footage.

Amy's father Mitch Winehouse branded the finished movie a "disgrace" and told the filmmakers they should be "ashamed" of how they edited his comments.

Kapadia himself claimed that he didn't start off as a fan of the singer when making the picture.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Minions - £6,238,498
2. (-) Terminator Genisys - £3,793,617
3. (2) Jurassic World - £2,610,612
4. (-) Magic Mike XXL - £1,575,092
5. (-) Amy - £523,192
6. (3) Spy - £304,610
7. (5) Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema) - £293,275
8. (-) Guillaume Tell - Royal Opera - £114,673
9. (4) Mr Holmes - £113,635
10. (7) Knock Knock - £66,685

Source: Rentrak
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