Angels Demons Irish box office triumph May 19, 2009 Hanks hit becomes the biggest international opening weekend since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull It’s official, the people of Ireland love a good mystery. Angels & Demons, shot its way to the top of the combined Ireland/UK’s box office this week. The Dan Browne adaptation, starring Tom Hanks, proved an international smash hit on its opening weekend. Grossing £6.06 million in the UK/Irish market and $102 million internationally, it established its position as the # 1 movie in the world with the biggest international opening weekend since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in May 2008. The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly anticipated Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard returns to direct the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley.