The UK saw a new film distributor take its bow in the theatrical marketplace over the weekend as UGC Films released Mike Leigh's critically-acclaimed All Or Nothing.
Entering the chart at number 10, despite playing at just 55 sites, the social drama, which stars Leigh regular Timothy Spall, grossed a good $254,320 (£164,291) for a solid screen average of $4,624.
This stands up well against the marketplace's most obvious recent comparison, Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen. That social drama from another of the UK's most respected directors grossed $223,511 (£144,388) from 66 sites three weeks ago, for an average of $3,387.
UGC Films said it was pleased with the result which met with expectations for All Or Nothing's opening.
The film played particularly well in London's West End taking a resounding $113,782 (£73,503) from 16 venues for a mighty average of $7,111. It took a further $47,632 (£30,770) from 10 non-West End London locations and $76,440 (£49,380) from the remaining 29 sites, which comprised a mixture of arthouse cinemas and multiplexes around the country.
UGC intends to take All Or Nothing around the nation before the end of its run. The company's second release will be Francois Ozon's 8 Femmes, France's foreign-language Oscar entry, which it will release on November 29.