The Imposter rises to eighth on feature docs record table as it breaks £1 million at box office

The Imposter has sold over 35 per cent of all cinema stubs at Picturehouse cinemas since its release

British documentary The Imposter from debut director Bart Layton has become the eighth highest grossing non-music feature documentary of the last 10 years after breaking the £1 million box office mark.

Layton’s exploration into the disappearance of a 14 year-old Texan teenager Nicholas Barclay and the 23 year-old Frenchman Frédéric Bourdin who took his place in the Barclay family, has grossed a total of £1,001,705 as of today, 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. The film has been watched by 35.56 per cent of Picturehouse cinema frequenters since its release.

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. The film was supported by the BFI through the P&A Fund.

Managing Director of City Screen Lyn Goleby said of the milestone: “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.”

Revolver Entertainment CEO Justin Marciano said: “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.”

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