It has surpassed the likes of Michael Collins (€648,928), Angela’s Ashes (€641,292) and The Guard (€433,010). Not only that, but it’s also the third largest all-time comedy opening. Just The Hangover 2 (€1.19m) and Ted (€1.11m) were more successful at launch. Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie performed better than comedies such as The Inbetweeners (€846k) and Bridget Jones 2 (€904k).
General Manager of Universal Pictures International Ireland, Dave Burke, described the opening weekend’s results as truly spectacular. He added, “We are thrilled that Irish cinemagoers have embraced the phenomenon that is Agnes Brown and made her Queen of the Box Office.”
Cinema-goers on the other side of the Irish Sea were also fond of Mrs Brown. The film, which is based on the series written and directed by Brendan O’Carroll, is the number one movie in the UK and Ireland, taking an overall £4.27 million in its opening weekend.