Big-screen sensations The Hardy Bucks debut feature film was this weekend's most popular new movie at the Irish box office.

Universal Pictures have announced today that The Hardy Bucks Movie debuted at Number 2 at the Irish box office with €176,887 from 57 locations. (screen average: €3,103).

The movie also had the biggest opening for an Irish film in recent memory (IFTA winner What Richard Did took €57,402 and Grabbers took €30,074).

Speaking about the successful opening weekend Dave Burke, General Manager of Universal Pictures International Ireland said: “We are over the moon with the success of The Hardy Bucks at the Irish box office. The lads have produced a fantastically funny film that has proved that their wide appeal and the fact that there is a huge appetite for Irish comedy on the Big Screen.”

Watch Hardy Bucks star Eddie Durkan presenting an edition of RTÉ TEN News here