“The Gatekeepers” the highest-grossing documentary of the weekend in the U.S.

According to Entertainment website Deadline Hollywood, director ’s film about Israel’s internal intelligence service, showed a solid per-screen average of $8,105, the second-best of any film showing in the US.

The documentary which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards, but  lost to “Searching for Sugar Man” enjoyed nevertheless a high rise at the US box office over the weekend.

The film has so far earned $400,400 in North America.

“The Gatekeepers” features testimonies  from all of the Shin Bet’s leaders going back to 1980, with the exception of the current chief, Yoram Cohen, and Yossef Harmelin, who served for two years in the mid-1980s.

Dror Moreh (b. 4 November 1961) is an Israeli cinematographer and director. His first film as director was Sharon, an investigation into the appeal of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

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