Cork has embraced local comedy our film The Young Offenders, with news that the film has been unveiled as the best performing film of 2016 in Cork Omniplex at Mahon Point, beating blockbusters such as Finding Dory, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Star Wars Rogue One, Captain America: Civil War and Batman V Superman.
The film grossed over €250k in the Mahon Point cinema alone and despite being released in cinemas across Ireland in mid-September, the film is still selling out screenings in the cinema.
Speaking about the phenomenal success of the film in Cork, Omniplex Director, Mark Anderson said:
I saw a rough cut of The Young Offenders in July and recognized it straight away as an Irish Classic. The economic potential was there too and this small Irish film delivered spectacularly by becoming the highest grossing film in 2016 at our busiest cinema, Cork Omniplex. Everyone associated with the film should feel incredibly proud of this achievement and we were honoured to support it. We look forward to continuing our support for Irish Film and bringing customers the next ‘Irish Blockbuster’.