Revolver/Picturehouse’s documentary becomes eighth biggest non-music doc in the UK of the last ten years, and first to cross £1m since Senna last year.

Bart Layton’s critically acclaimed The Imposter has broken through the £1m barrier at the UK box office.

Revolver Entertainment & Picturehouse Entertainment’s documentary has taken an excellent £1,001,705 as of yesterday (Sept 18) and is still playing on 40 screens across the country. That total puts it eighth on the list of biggest non-music feature documentaries of the last ten years in the UK, and makes it the first non-music documentary to cross the £1m barrier since Senna last year. It’s also the fourth best performance ever for a non-music documentary produced in the UK.

Picturehouse have enjoyed a 35.56% share of The Imposter’s box office, following its superb £252,170 opening weekend from only 49 screens. The film was produced by Dimitri Doganis and is an A&E IndieFilms, Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a RAW Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures. John Battsek, Simon Chinn, Robert DeBitetto, Molly Thompson, Bob Sharenow, Katherine Butler and Tabitha Jackson executive produced, with support from the BFI through the P&A Fund.

Justin Marciano, CEO of Revolver Entertainment, commented: “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.”

“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,” added Lyn Goleby, managing director of City Screen.

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