Senna doc most popular in US

It could be that Senna, Asif Kapadia's new documentary about the legendary Brazilian driver is one of the all-time great racing films if reports from the US box office are anything to go by.

Despite being shown in only two cinemas, one in New York and the other in Los Angeles, the film about the life and times of Formula 1's perhaps most prodigiously talented ever driver managed to take an impressive $73,497 during its opening weekend - that's $36,749 per cinema, making the documentary the most popular documentary of this year. The story follows the life and tragic death of the iconic driver, from the decade he arrived in Formula One during the mid-eighties, winning the title three times, and his epic struggle with arch nemesis Alain Prost on the track as well as politics off it, to his tragic death at the age of 34, watched live by 300 million people worldwide.

If you have so far missed it and are not one of the lucky ones to bag a ticket in New York or LA, it looks like you're going to have to wait for the UK DVD release to see this documentary about the man revered as a saint and the greatest motor racing driver of all time in his native Brazil.

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