Amy: My Favorite Docu (So Far) this Year Breaks Box-Office Records

amy_posterThe fantastic feature, Amy, is set to become the third-highest grossing documentary of all time in the U.K., and the highest-grossing British documentary of all time at the local box office, apart from concert films.

Asif Kapadia’s fil, which is now at £3.16 million ($4.89 million), is positioned to overtake the director’s 2010 film “Senna,” which grossed $4.9 million, in the next day.

Distributed in the U.K. by Altitude Film Distribution, Amy has been in theaters for five weeks.


Once “Amy” has passed “Senna” it will have second-placed film “March of the Penguins” ($5.12 million) firmly in its sights. Michael Moore’s 2004 film “Fahrenheit 9/11” is the highest-grossing non-concert documentary at the U.K. box office, having grossed $10.1 million.

amy_2“Amy is an extraordinary film that we always felt had the potential to be an unusual success, and so we are delighted to have surpassed the box-office total of ‘Senna’ to become the third biggest documentary of all time here in the U.K.,” said Hamish Moseley, head of distribution at Altitude Film Distribution.


Amy, which world-premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) to rave reviews, is produced by James Gay-Rees.