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Belfast made documentary breaks Irish Box Office Record in opening weekend
BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS has achieved the highest opening weekend ever at the Irish box office for a home grown documentary. The film which was released in cinemas across the island of Ireland by Wildcard Distribution is now the second highest (non-concert) documentary opening of all-time after the international cinema hit Fahrenheit 911. The Oscar winning Amy (also released in Ireland by Wildcard on behalf of Altitude) is in 3rd position.
In the opening weekend in Northern Ireland, more cinema goers watched Bobby Sands:66 Days than went toboth Star Trek and Ghostbusters, slotting in at No.5 in the Box Office Chart.
Commenting on the news, Patrick O’Neill MD of Wildcard: “It’s a great achievement for Bobby Sands: 66 Days to break this Box Office record, and very rewarding for everyone at Wildcard and Fine Point who worked so hard on the film. Brendan and Trevor are great filmmakers, and they have made a stunning film about an icon that is resonating with audiences across the island of Ireland. The documentary has now surpassed the previous Irish record holder The Queen of Ireland’s opening weekend, which is testament to the quality of the production and the creativity delivered in a must see film”.