Altitude Announce That Russell Crowe’s Action Thriller UNHINGED Opens To Number 1 At UK & Irish Box Office At Cinemas + Drive-Ins
As cinemas continue to reopen across the UK and Ireland, Altitude are proud to announce that action thriller, UNHINGED, starring Russell Crowe, topped the UK and Irish Box Office in its opening weekend.
Playing exclusively in cinemas and drive ins UNHINGED secured a box office of £174,901, with a number of locations still to report.
UNHINGED is Altitude’s third cinema exclusive release in July following killer croc thriller BLACK WATER: ABYSS and Jacki Weaver and Lucy Liu comedy STAGE MOTHER. In the coming weeks Altitude will be releasing Ladj Ly’s acclaimed and Academy Award nominated LES MISÉRABLES, the highly anticipated British drama ROCKS and DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which will premiere across the globe on 28 September.
“Over the past few months we have shared the well-publicised concern about the state and future of cinema and the arts. Whilst this remains unclear as we all learn to cope with Covid-19, we’re encouraged by the support UNHINGED received from cinemas and audiences in its opening weekend,” said Altitude.
“It’s bittersweet to herald a number one film at the box office during such uncertainty and hardship, but as cinemas continue to reopen with social distancing measures in place we hope that audience excitement for watching films on the big screen and in safe environments, contribute to further confidence in the cinema experience.”
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Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.
Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.
To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With Horses, Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s Liam Gallagher: As It Was, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad and Brian Welsh’s Beats. Altitude also partnered with platinum selling artist Drake on the release of Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters and Men in January 2019.
Forthcoming releases include Black Water Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Shane MacGowan documentary Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan from director Julien Temple and produced by Johnny Depp, Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank? Altitude are partnering with the WWF for a global One Night Only release of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet on 28 September 2020.