FIFTY SHADES OF Grey has taken in €1.34 million at the Irish box office over its opening weekend – the highest figure since Skyfall in 2012.
The Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson led drama opened on Valentine’s weekend across the island, and its three-day performance has put the film into the top 10 of all-time box office takings.
Fifty Shades easily beat last year’s most popular opening weekend – which saw Mrs. Brown’s Boys take in €1.02 million.
The figures, from the film’s distributors Universal Ireland, show that Fifty Shades comes in below the following opening weekends for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – giving it the 10th spot overall:
- Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Pt.2 (€2.05m)
- The Dark Knight Rises(€2.02m)
- The Simpsons (€1.97m)
- Shrek the Third (€1.81m)
- Quantum of Solace (€1.75m)
- Shrek 2 (€1.68m)
- Skyfall (€1.6m)
- The Dark Knight (€1.45m)
- Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (€1.37m)
The film is comfortably ahead of all other 2015 releases, with Taken 3 (€712,061) and American Sniper (€481,322) in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.