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The Magdalene Sisters grips Irish imagination

After just five weeks on release Peter Mullan's prize-winning 'The Magdalene Sisters' has been seen by one in twenty of the Irish population, having passed the €1m mark in the Republic.
According to its Irish distributors Eclipse Pictures, "indications are that it will play in Irish cinemas right into the New Year." The box office figure would suggest approximately 200,000 admissions, or one in twenty of the Irish population.
Commenting on the gross to date of €1,051,802 Eclipse Pictures MD Niamh McCaul said: "We're absolutely thrilled with the success of The Magdalene Sisters. It is the biggest Irish film since 'Angela's Ashes' and is the biggest Irish film in 2002. It is really holding its own against the Hollywood blockbusters, has generated unprecedented word of mouth and bodes well for the future of Irish film industry."
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