'Chasing Great' breaks box office record for NZ doco

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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Entertainment,
Publish Date
Thursday, 8 September 2016, 5:36a.m.
Richie McCaw's 'Chasing Great' has so far taken over $681,000 (Photo / Supplied)
Richie McCaw's 'Chasing Great' has so far taken over $681,000 (Photo / Supplied)

Richie McCaw's documentary Chasing Great has broken the box office record for the highest grossing opening weekend for a New Zealand documentary, taking over $681,000.

The previous record was held by Beyond the Edge which took in over $273,000 during its opening weekend in October 2013.

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The latest New Zealand box office figures show New Zealanders are going to local films in record numbers.

In the past 12 months, Born to Dance, Mahana and Poi E have all taken in over one million dollars.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople became the highest grossing New Zealand film ever in May, when it beat the $9.3 million figure set by Boy.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople remains in cinemas and has now taken more than $12 million and remains the top grossing film of 2016, beating films such as Finding Dory, The Jungle Book and Deadpool.

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