Bruges Beats All March 11, 2008 Irish Film ‘In Bruges’ tops the Irish Cinema Charts Irish film sensation ‘In Bruges’ topped the domestic cinema charts this weekend. The film, released in 70 theatres across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, grossed a staggering €456,176 in its opening weekend (cinema average: €6,516). Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes, the film is a mob comedy centring on two hitmen (Farrell/Gleeson) who botch an assassination job and are forced by boss (Fiennes) to hide out in Bruges. This is the biggest Irish opening of Farrell’s career beating ‘Minority Report’, ‘Alexander’, ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Daredevil’, and ‘The Recruit’. ‘In Bruges’ beat other new opener ‘Vantage Point’ from the number one spot with ‘Vantage Point’ taking in €227,000 at the weekend and ‘There Will Be Blood’ at No 3 with a second weekend gross of €135,000. ‘In Bruges’ is in Irish Cinemas now.