Pic is highest grossing release ever for distrib

LONDON — “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” has become the highest grossing release ever for the U.K. arm of Gaul’s Studiocanal, which recently changed its name from Optimum Releasing.

The film has grossed £7.14 million ($11.2 million) from 11 days, beating the company’s previous record with “Unknown,” which took $10.2 million earlier this year.

By coincidence, “Tinker” is based on a novel by John le Carre, while “Unknown” was co-written by his son, Stephen Cornwell. Directed by Tomas Alfredson and starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy, pic was produced by Working Title and financed by Studiocanal.

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