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Amy Winehouse documentary breaks box office records

The new documentary about the late Amy WInehouse's life, simply entitled 'Amy', has broken UK box office records after it enjoyed the biggest ever opening weekend for a British documentary film as well as the all-time second biggest opening for a documentary.

'Amy', which was directed by Asif Kapadia, is second only to Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary film, 'Fahrenheit 9/11', which ended up taking an impressive $12 million although this figure could now be surpassed by 'Amy'.

This revealing and eye-opening new film opened in the UK on Friday, July 3 and earned an incredible £519,000 from just 133 cinemas. On July 10, 'Amy' will expand to over 200 cinemas in the UK and Hamish Moseley, of the film's distributors Altitude, said:

”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.”

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