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Brooklyn Beats Bond at the Irish Box Office

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Takes Over €1.3m After 10 Days

Irish audiences have continued to flock to John Crowley’s Brooklyn, which has maintained its impressive Irish box office run after it topped the charts on its second weekend of release, overtaking James Bond film Spectre.

The universal appeal of Brooklyn helped to add €410,661 to its haul over the weekend of November 13th to 15th, sitting on a total of €1,361,852 at the Irish box office after only 10 days on release, taking an average of €5,784 across 71 locations.

Brooklyn has been warmly received by critics and audiences alike, earning a rare 99% rating on RottenTomatoes.com based on 102 reviews from Irish and international critics.

Meanwhile the Palm Springs International Film Festival revealed that the film’s star Saoirse Ronan would be honoured with its International Star award. Festival chairman Harold Matzner commented that audiences have witnessed Ronan “grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today” and that in Brooklyn, “Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star.” Previous recipients of the award include Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem.

Brooklyn was directed by John Crowley and was adapted by Nick Hornby from the novel by Colm Tóibín, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. It was produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, with Alan Moloney as executive producer. Production companies were Parallel Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films and Item 7, with financing coming from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the BAI, RTÉ, BBC, Telefilm, SODEC and the BFI. It is distributed by Lionsgate in Ireland and the UK and Fox Searchlight in the United States
Takes Over €1.3m After 10 Days