Breaks £100K barrier on limited shows to become best documentary opener this year
“Kurt remains as relevant, 20 years after he passed on, as he was in life.” Brett Morgen, director
Brett Morgen’s Cobain: Montage of Heck, took over £100K between April 10th and 12th, making it the biggest 3-day opening weekend result for a documentary feature this year, despite playing out on limited shows.
Across the country, around a fifth of participating cinemas reported sell-out shows for the critically-acclaimed documentary on the Nirvana front man, with some responding to public demand by moving the film to a larger screen.
The figure is particularly impressive, as around only half of the 65 participating venues played the film on all three days. As is the case with documentary releases, the number of shows is limited, yet the film delivered a strong screen average of £1.6K
Director Brett Morgen, who visited the UK to support the release, said, “The response from fans in theatres and across social media is a testament to Kurt and his enduring legacy. Kurt remains as relevant, 20 years after he passed on, as he was in life.”
The film’s release in the UK and Ireland, through Munro Films, continues to roll out over the coming weeks.
Box Office: April 10-12, 2015 - £104K from 65 locations