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Irish cinema box office takings have fallen by one fifth in five years

Have Irish people fallen out of love with the cinema?

BOX OFFICE TAKINGS in Ireland have fallen by almost 20 per cent since 2009, according to figures released to DailyEdge.ie by official cinema analytics company Rentrak today.

At its peak in 2008, Irish cinema brought in ticket sales of over €125 million. In 2014, this figure had fallen to €99.95m for the full year, according to the official figures used by the Irish Film Board.

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These figures are not adjusted for inflation, but there is a consistent year-on-year fall when the takings are listed in full:

  • 2008 – € 125,148,771
  • 2009 – € 124,249,233
  • 2010 – € 118,456,296
  • 2011 – € 112,003,354
  • 2012 – € 107,713,716
  • 2013 – € 102,291,219
  • 2014 – € 99,950,640

2014 was the first year that annual cinema earnings in Ireland fell below the €100m mark since 2003. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie was the top earner – bringing in €3.8m in here, according to the data specific to Ireland supplied by Rentrak.

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Other top performers here included the The Lego Movie, Gone Girl, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The top 10 films in Ireland in 2014

  1. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie - € 3,818,134
  2. The Lego Movie - €3,401,675
  3. Gone Girl - €2,666,699
  4. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - €2,506,715
  5. The Wolf Of Wall Street - €2,334,058
  6. Guardians Of The Galaxy - €2,272,866
  7. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - €2,259,802
  8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 - €2,223,764
  9. 22 Jump Street - €2,081,440
  10. The Inbetweeners 2 - €1,958,088

What do you think? Do you go to the cinema less than you did five years ago?


Poll Results:

Yes, I probably go less (1409)
About the same (404)
No, I go more (304)



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