Filth tops Scottish box office

IRVINE Welsh adaptation Filth has soared to the top of the Scottish box office charts, taking nearly £250,000 in its opening weekend.

Filth author Irvine Welsh and star James McAvoy. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The film, shot in Edinburgh and Glasgow and starring Scottish actor James McAvoy, nearly doubled the opening weekend take of previous Welsh adaptation Trainspotting.

The cult classic starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle took £94,460 on its release in 1996, or around £150,000 in today’s money.

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Filth, which also stars Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent, is released UK-wide this Friday.