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Ron Howard’s Hulu Documentary ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Is Drawing Crowds at Theaters Around the World

Beatlemania is alive and well on planet Earth. Director Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” has been filling theaters around the world despite Hulu releasing the film on its streaming platform the same weekend as the doc’s U.S. theatrical release.

Watch: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Trailer: See the Band on the Run

What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week, according to Richard Abramowitz, president of specialty distributor Abramorama. Appetite for the film is so strong that some Beatles fans have even emailed producer Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures complaining that the movie wasn’t being shown in their town.

According to Sinclair, Abramowitz immediately booked the film in towns that reached out. Since hitting theaters

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