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#IrishBoxOffice: Sing charts at Number One at the All-Ireland box-office

Universal Pictures and Illumination Pictures score the biggest opening weekend of the year so far, and the biggest opening in Ireland for an original (non-sequel) animated feature, as Sing charted in the number one spot at the All-Ireland box-office with €1,676,167  (including €637k in previews).

Sing centres on a group of animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala hoping to save his theatre. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.

All-Ireland Top 10 Animation Opening Weekends

Rank Title Opening Weekend
1 Shrek the Third €1,815,920
2 Shrek 2 €1,680,479
3 Despicable Me 2 €1,052,756
4 Sing €1,038,770
5 Shrek Forever After €1,013,891
6 Up €963,630
7 Monsters, Inc. €953,076
8 Inside Out €916,396
9 Finding Dory €891,540
10 Kung Fu Panda €857,893

The long-awaited sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, the deftly titled T2 Trainspotting, took the number spot, recording €480,210 from 96 locations, north and south of the border. The week’s other new entry, Mel Gibson’s Academy Award-nominated war film Hacksaw Ridge, entered at number five, with €156,376 from 80 locations.

Last week’s number one and comeback vehicle for director M Night Shymalan, Split, fell two places to number three, dropping a low 19% in taking €293,648 from 90 locations. Paramount’s Vin Diesel franchise vehicle,  xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, had the week’s biggest drop-off, falling 59% to earn €76,061.

Oscar favourite, and critical darling, La La Land, dropped to number four in its third week, dancing up another €284,634 as it edges its way towards the €2 million mark. Other Oscar season hold-overs include Jackie at number six which earned €128,575, Lion at number 8 which earned €63,259, Manchester by the Sea at 10 which earned €41,668,  and Disney Animation’s Moana at 9 which earned €57,021. Moana is now up to €2,433,735, and should easily eclipse €3m by the end of its run.

Next week sees the release of the Ruth Negga-starring Loving, the Matthew McConaughey-starring Gold, new horror Rings, German hit-comedy Toni Erdmann, and Sony’s franchise closer Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

All-Ireland Box-Office Top 10 – January 27-29

Rank Title Distributor Week Locations Weekend Gross % Avg/Loc Box Office To Date
1 Sing Universal 1 98 €1,038,771 €10,559 €1,676,167
2 T2 Trainspotting Sony 1 96 €480,210 €5,002 €480,210
3 Split Universal 2 90 €293,648 -19% €3,262 €907,634
4 La La Land Lionsgate 3 101 €284,634 -33% €2,818 €1,860,646
5 Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate 1 80 €156,376 €1,955 €176,275
6 Jackie eOne 2 69 €128,575 -25% €1,863 €324,130
7 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage Paramount 2 88 €76,061 -59% €864 €299,143
8 Lion EFD 2 31 €63,259 -42% €2,041 €197,592
9 Moana Disney 9 95 €57,021 -17% €594 €2,433,735
10 Manchester By The Sea StudioCanal 3 40 €41,668 -37% €1,209 €280,186

 

Republic of Ireland Box-Office Top 10 – January 27-29

Rank Title Distributor Week Locations Weekend Gross % Avg/Loc Box Office To Date
1 Sing Universal 1 69 €846,919 €12,274 €1,379,121
2 T2 Trainspotting Sony 1 68 €366,294 €5,387 €366,294
3 Split Universal 2 63 €236,144 -18% €3,748 €724,206
4 La La Land Lionsgate 3 72 €231,770 -27% €3,219 €1,509,343
5 Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate 1 57 €113,932 €1,999 €129,714
6 Jackie eOne 2 50 €106,648 -16% €2,133 €270,916
7 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage Paramount 2 62 €58,538 -39% €944 €237,502
8 Lion EFD 2 23 €50,660 -20% €2,203 €162,348
9 Moana Disney 9 68 €44,539 -12% €655 €1,828,110
10 Manchester By The Sea StudioCanal 3 29 €41,668 -33% €1,437 €260,135

Figures provided by ComScore.

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