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Mitch Winehouse has called the documentary "incredibly misleading"DaveHogan/Getty Images

A documentary based on the life of Amy Winehouse has broken UK box office records.

Asif Kapadia's film, Amy, had the highest ever opening weekend for a British non-fiction film, debuting in 133 cinemas.

The film, which has also earned rave reviews, made $222,000 (£144,000) across six sites, with a location average of $37,000.

Winehouse was 27 when she died from accidental alcohol poisoning in a 2011.

Speaking about the film, director Asif Kapadia said: "It's about addiction; it's about the pressure of fame; it's about love; it's about family; it's about friendship; it's about creativity. The film is about just introducing you back to the real person.

"People maybe who came in late will maybe only remember the girl who was not in a good way on stage, or a bit out of control in Camden."

He added: "But there was so much more to her before that. And the film is really showing you that person and understanding where the records came from and celebrating her for what an amazing artist she really was."

Despite the positive reception, one person that will not be supporting the project is the Back to Black hitmaker's father, Mitch Winehouse.

In May, he slammed the biopic as "incredibly misleading" after seeing an early edit and called for fans of the late singer to boycott the film.

He pointed out that the filmmaker had edited the project to portray him as a opportunistic father, even though he was the one that later urged her to enter rehab.

"I felt sick when I watched it for the first time," Mitch told The Sun. "Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted."

He added: "I am painted as being an absent father during her last years. It gives the impression the family weren't there."

Mitch has since announced plans to produce his own film in honour of his daughter.

'We're going to invite everyone that's spoken on the other film and we're not going to edit it, like they've edited me, and we're going to tell the truth about Amy's life because this is not," he said during an appearance on British talk show Loose Women.