Universal’s Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie has topped the UK box office in its first weekend on release.
The film, based on popular BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys, enjoyed a debut of £4.3m, reports Screen.
In Ireland, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie became the biggest ever opening day for a local film, as well as becoming the biggest opening day for any film in 2014 so far.
In the grand pantheon of TV-to-movie projects, D’Movie’s debut beats Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’s £2.2m opening weekend and has already outgrossed the entire £2.9m UK run of Keith Lemon: The Film.
Time will tell to see if Mrs Brown has the legs to equal The Inbetweeners Movie’s total UK run of £45.03m, which enjoyed a bigger debut weekend of £13.2m.
Mrs Brown faces comedy competition this weekend in the form of Warner Bros’ Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy.