Moore film a Brit hit

Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 broke the British box office record for a documentary in its opening weekend by taking �1.3 million ($3.35 million), the film’s British distributor said today.
The film – a vitriolic assault on President George W Bush over the September 11 attacks and the Iraq war – opened Friday on 132 British screens and has received standing ovations from audiences.
Distribution company Optimum Releasing said the previous opening weekend record for a documentary was set by Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, which took �158,000 ($405,300 at today’s exchange rates) in its first three days.
The early success of Fahrenheit 9/11 meant it was likely to become the biggest grossing documentary ever in Britain. The record is held by the 2003 mountaineering film Touching the Void, which took �2.58 million ($6.66 million).,5478,10122873%255E1702,00.html