Matt Damon's The Last Duel was one of the big winners in securing movie tax relief from the Revenue Commissioners last year.

New figures show that the amount of tax relief under section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act granted to Metropolitan Films International for the critically-acclaimed The Last Duel was between €10m and €30m last year.

Revenue confirmed that the value of payments to qualifying firms under the film corporation tax credit in 2021 was €137.1m, and this followed the value of payments totalling €138.7m in 2020.

These payments are a combination of first stage 90% credit claims, which can be made in advance of or during the making of the film project, and balancing payments which can be claimed after a project is completed.

A Revenue spokeswoman further explained that "the total value in each year represents this mix of payments for films certified from 2015 to 2021".

Ridley Scott's blockbuster had a star studded cast with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck starring but after struggling at the box office, director Ridley Scott put it down to smart phones.

The only other production to receive between €10m and €30m in tax relief from Revenue last year was Disney’s Disenchanted.

Metropolitan Films International also received the movie tax relief in this case for the production starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey, which is due for release later this year.

The figures also show that the eagerly anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversation with Friends secured tax relief of between €1m and €2m.

The relief was granted to Element Pictures Productions and the Lenny Abrahamson-directed, 12 part series is due to be broadcast by the BBC and RTÉ in the coming months.

Element Pictures also secured movie tax relief of between €1m and €2m for The Dry, a comedy drama series starring Ciarán Hinds, set in Dublin.

The figures also show that Metropolitan International last year secured €2m to €5m for RTÉ crime drama KIN.

Meanwhile, five-time Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon last year secured €5m to €10m for the firm’s My Father’s Dragon.

The production is being directed by Nora Twomey and is to be released on Netflix.

In a busy year for Brown Bag Films, the company secured movie tax relief ranging from €1m to €2m for four separate productions, including series two of Disney's Vampirina; series one of Ridley Jones and Karma’s World.

It also secured relief for the Netflix adaptation of children's book Ada Twist, Scientist, which is being produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions.

For the first nine months of last year, Revenues granted 68 applications for Section 481 Movie and TV tax relief, compared to 87 for 2020 and 102 for 2019.