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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Michael Fassbender's movie 'Frank' declared a hit at US box office

Published 18/08/2014 | 16:32

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FIRST LOOK AT LENNY ABRAHAMSON'S FRANK
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender (centre) and Domhnall Gleeson on the set of Frank.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender (centre) and Domhnall Gleeson on the set of Frank.
Michael Fassbender as Frank Sidebottom
Michael Fassbender as Frank Sidebottom
Michael Fassbender, Lenny Abrahamson and Domhnall Gleeson pictured at the European premiere of ‘Frank’ at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield.

IT only opened in one US cinema over the weekend, but Michael Fassbender’s indie movie Frank has already been declared a hit at the US box office.

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The Lenny Abrahamson directed film made almost €12,000 over its opening three days in America, a huge boost for an independent feature.

Frank follows wannabe star Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious Frank(Fassbender) and his sidekick Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

A star-studded premiere of the production was held in Dublin last April and 37-year-old Oscar nominee Michael led the way up the red carpet.

“We’re really delighted with the US figures, that’s a very strong opening for a Sundance Festival film and it was only in one cinema in New York,” a spokesperson told Independent.ie.

Frank will now head to Hollywood and open in LA on Friday, before being rolled out across the country.

Kerry native Michael was not the only Irish face on the silver screen over the weekend.

Brendan Gleeson’s Calvary brought in €299,000 across 17 screens, while Wicklow man Jack Reynor’s Transformers: Age of Extinction raked in another €150,000   adding to its €200m pot.

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