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Despite family protest, Amy Winehouse film soon to be top UK documentary ever

Amy Winehouse

Source: Altitude Film Distribution

The critically acclaimed documentary on late British soul singer Amy Winehouse is well on its way to becoming the highest-grossing documentary ever in the United Kingdom.

Only in theaters for five weeks, Amy has already surpassed the gross of the third highest film, Senna, and is now only behind 2005’s March of the Penguins and Michael Moore’s 2004 masterpiece Fahrenheit 9/11.

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.

The film is not without controversy as members of Winehouse’s family, most notably her dad, Mitch, have been very vocal about their displeasure surrounding the film.

“I felt sick when I watched it for the first time,” said Mitch Winehouse. “Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

Amy, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, is currently playing around the country in select theaters.