#BoxOffice: Room is the Number 1 Irish film at the Irish Box-Office in 2016
Its been an incredible year forRoom, with a slew of awards for the film, including 4 Oscar nominations and a best actress Oscar win for Brie Larson.
With a box-office total of over €1.3m in Ireland alone,Room is the No.1 Irish film released this year. Released in over 50 screens,Room played to sell-out shows for much of its 16 week run in Ireland. In the US,Room grossed $14.6m and in the UK had a box-office haul of over €5m. In total, Lenny Abrahamson’s critically lauded film has grossed an impressive $20,724,104 worldwide.
Cork comedy The Young Offenders from director Peter Foott is currently in the number two spot, having earned €1,221,699 to date. The film is still playing in two cinemas into next week. John Carney’s Sing Street completes the top 3 with just over €1.1m.
Producer Ed Guiney commented
We’re delighted that Room won over audiences not just in Ireland but worldwide and that it went on to become the No. 1 Irish film released in cinemas here this year. It’s a real testament to the entire team that worked incredibly hard on bringing ROOM to the big screen.
Room stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). Emma Donoghue adapted the screenplay from her book, the award-winning international phenomenon,Room.
Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack (Tremblay),Room is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, Room is the world…. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma (Larson) eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, to Ma it’s a prison. Through her fierce love for her son, Ma has managed to create a childhood for him in their ten-by-ten-foot space. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation – she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.
Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney (The Lobster, Frank, What Richard Did) producedRoom with David Gross (What If, Goon). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (The Lobster, Frank, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (What If) and Jesse Shapira (What If, Goon) for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4), Tessa Ross (Film 4), and David Kosse (Film 4) also serve as executive producers. Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board.