Atlantic Canadians line up around the block to see Maud Lewis movie

People in Atlantic Canada have been lining up around the block to see a small-budget movie about folk artist Maud Lewis.

Distributor Mongrel Media says ``Maudie," starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, had a higher per-screen average last weekend than the top-grossing ``The Fate of the Furious.''

Lewis lived in poverty for most of her life, selling her paintings from her home near Digby, Nova Scotia for as little as two-dollars.

Since she died in 1970, her paintings have sold for up to 22-thousand-dollars and graced the White House.