nullThis won't make bell hooks happy, but Beasts of the Southern Wild won a major award at the BFI London Film Festival, and pulled in some excellent results in its London theatrical debut.

Director Benh Zeitlin won the Sutherland Award at the London Film Fest, which is awarded every year to "the director of the most original and imaginative feature debut in the festival."

The festival announced that Zeitlin won the award for "his brilliant and distinctive vision of life on the edge of the world."

Also the film opened this weekend in the U.K., in 28 locations across the country, and had the second highest gross of any film over the weeknd, making 157,717 UK Pounds, which translates into $252,566, with an average of 5,633 UK Pounds or $9,301 per screen.

The film will be opening wider to more screens next weekend.

h/t EC Forde