DANIEL Craig’s final appearance as 007 is officially Ireland’s best performing film of the year – grossing over 6 million euros at the box office and becoming the most successful James Bond film ever released. in this country.
Although Covid– associated restrictions and reduced audience following a much delayed release in late September, No Time To Die still manages to stay ahead of 2012 blockbuster Skyfall.
Skyfall earned €6,006,062 at the Irish box office, while the latest 007 film grossed €6,012,690 making it the most lucrative Bond film ever in Irish cinema history.
And No Time To Die earned 1.5 million euros more than second-placed Spider-Man: No Way Home, which turned out to be a better-than-expected year for the tough industry.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home still brings in €4,466,315 after being released in mid-December, while Peter Rabbit 2 is in next place with €1,671,338.
The fourth and fifth Dune and Shang Chi & The Legend Of The Ten Rings are neck and neck, earning €1,670,531 and €1,647,044 respectively.
Space Jam: A New Legacy came in sixth with €1,592,641, while Fast & Furious 9 brought home €1,547,117.
Free Guy earned €1,541,482 while Marvel came 9th and 10th in the top 10 with Black Widow and Venom: Let There Be Carnage bringing in €1,524,448 and €1,445,948 respectively.
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Although cinemas closed for the first half of last year and have remained operating at at least 50% capacity since reopening in June 2021, theater admissions have skyrocketed to 47.5 million euros – a significant increase from the previous year’s figure of 29.5 million euros.
Eoin Wrixon, CEO of Wide Eye Media, said: “There’s been incredible excitement for the arrival of No Time To Die, the ultimate incarnation of Daniel Craig as James Bond, so no It’s no surprise to see the film topping the charts.
“It has also become the number one Bond film of all time on the island of Ireland. This achievement, at a time when social protocols have fared away in movie theaters, is extraordinary.
“Equally remarkable is the speed at which demand has seen Spider-Man: No Way Home, which jumped to second place in the top films of 2021, despite debuting only two weeks before closing. year on December 15.”
Meanwhile, industry observers predict that 2022 is likely to be an even more lucrative year for cinema chains – with remaining restrictions to be lifted in the coming weeks and channels. New multiplexing will open nationwide in the coming months.
Film analysts believe demand will also be driven by a flurry of anticipated blockbusters, including Sing 2 later this month, followed by The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World 3, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, Mission Impossible 7, and finally the long-awaited sequel to Avatar – the highest-grossing film of all time in Ireland – in mid-December.
Wrixon added: “Ireland is a nation of movie lovers who wasted no time returning to the big screen after opening back in early June last year.
“The steady stream of people eager to see new films have generated stellar box office numbers.
“Reconnecting with cinemas has been an extremely positive experience during this Covid time, and this success will be built even further in 2022.
“As a result, exhibitors are investing in new cinema venues and many new multiplexes will open in 2022, from Belfast to Tallaght and Bray, Ballinasloe to Nenagh and Mullingar.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8214740/james-bond-no-time-to-die-irish-box-office/ No Time To Die tops Ireland box office charts for 2021, earning more than 6 million euros to become Ireland’s most popular Bond film