Optimum, TWC team on ‘Sicko’

Duo to distribute Moore feature in U.K.

U.K. indie distrib Optimum Releasing and the Weinstein Co. will distribute Michael Moore’s doc “Sicko” in the U.K.

Optimum previously released Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which banked $13.2 million in the U.K. — a territory best for a doc.

“Fahrenheit 9/11” opened at 132 theaters, rising to 200 by its third weekend. “Sicko” will bow at 200 screens according to an Optimum spokesperson.

“Sicko,” Moore’s critical examination of the U.S. healthcare system, will hit U.K. theaters Oct. 26.

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