Revolver Entertainment & Picturehouse Entertainment’s THE IMPOSTER has continued its astonishing box office success in the UK by breaking the £1m barrier, in doing so becoming the 8th highest grossing non-music feature documentary of the last 10 years and the number one highest grossing non-music documentary this year.
The critically acclaimed British documentary, directed by Bart Layton and called “pure, delicious suspense” by The Guardian, has grossed a total of £1,001,705 up to and including Tuesday 18th September, and continues to play on 40 screens across the country.
The total figure takes the film above An Inconvenient Truth to number eight in the top ten non-music documentaries of all time, and the fourth highest ever to be produced in the UK.
The film grossed £252,170 over three days and previews from just 49 screens in its opening weekend, and has continued to build on this in the weeks that have followed. The release has enjoyed particular success at Picturehouse cinemas, leading the top performing circuits with a 35.56% share.
Produced by Dimitri Doganis, the film is an A&E IndieFilms, Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a RAW Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures. Executive producers on the film are John Battsek (One Day in September, Restrepo) and Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Project Nim), Robert DeBitetto, Molly Thompson, Bob Sharenow, Katherine Butler and Tabitha Jackson. The film was supported by the BFI through the P&A Fund.
Commenting on the milestone, Lyn Goleby, Managing Director of City Screen said: “This has been an exciting film to distribute and gives us continuing confidence that audiences turn out in their numbers for intelligent and original documentary film. These results and the partnership with Revolver set us on a great path for the continued growth of Picturehouse Entertainment.”
Justin Marciano, CEO of Revolver Entertainment added: “The Imposter is an incredible piece of filmmaking and fully deserves its place amongst the highest grossing documentaries of all time. This box office success is testament to the power and synergy of the Revolver Picturehouse partnership and we look forward to our next release.”