The Queen of Ireland, the new documentary film about Panti Bliss, has broken box office records in Ireland while Colin Farrell's off kilter romance movie The Lobster has taken a cool million at cinemas in Ireland and the UK.

Directed by Conor Horgan, The Queen of Ireland took in €47,906 in its opening weekend, making it the highest-opening weekend ever for an Irish made documentary and the third highest (non-concert) documentary opening of all time behind Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 and this year's Amy Winehouse biopic, Amy.

The Lobster, which was shot in Kerry and Dublin and stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, is also proving to be a hit with movie lovers and will surpass the €1 million mark in its second week of release, an impressive figure for an independent film.

Released as a joint venture by Element Pictures Distribution in Ireland and Picturehouse in the UK, The Lobster is expected to continue its successful run when it is released in France this week.

Read Harry Guerin's five-star review of The Queen of Ireland here and watch his interview with Rory O'Neill and Conor Horgan by clicking the link above.

Watch Laura Delaney's interview with Colin Farrell by clicking the link above and read her review here.