Still haven't managed to see Senna? Then you are, first of all, missing out, because it's one of the all-time great racing films in the history of cinema. You're also part of a narrowing group of outsiders, as moviegoers flock to see Asif Kapadia's masterpiece in greater numbers than any other documentary this year.

According to Indiewire, Senna, which opened at just two theaters (one in New York and one in Los Angeles) brought in a whopping $73,497 on opening weekend. That's split between $40,713 in LA and $32,784 in New York, according to reports, for a handsome average of $36,749 per theater.

Those are numbers worthy of the greatest driver in the greatest era of the greatest spectacle in motor racing the world has ever known. And as befits the late, great Ayrton Senna whom the film depicts, it doesn't look like it'll be slowing down any time soon.


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      sloturbo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw it last night at the Landmark in West LA. Very well done film. I'd vote for it as Best Documentary Feature of 2011.
      Charles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing. I had goosebumps for much of the Film. I cant stress how much i suggest every Motorsport fan see this film. Also, suck it Prost.
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      Max
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those interested in seeing it in NYC, be warned that there's at least 1 public bedbug reporting for the movie theater in question. I want to see this movie a lot, but not bedbugs a lot.
      kaneda
      • 3 Years Ago
      Incredible film. Very powerful and respectful tribute to the greatest F1 driver that ever lived.
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