Ireland accounts for 17% of combined UK/Eire box-office

Normally Irish movies account for just 10% of business at the combined Irish & UK box office but A Christmas Carol enchanted Irish cinema goers this weekend, opening at number one in the country and accounting for 17% of the overall UK/Irish market.

The film opened in 2D and 3D around the country and knocked Michael Jackson from the number one slot. Takings from 3D screens amounted for 65% of the business. A Christmas Carol comes from director Robert Zemeckis and tells the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Check out our video interview with director Robert Zemeckis here.

Read our interview with Jim Carrey here

Pop by Movies.ie later this week for a video interview with Colin Firth

A Christmas Carol is now showing at Irish cinemas nationwide