After the success of the TV and stage shows a big screen adventure had to come, after all look at all those we had in the 1970’s. However despite the huge popularity of the TV series critics generally were very unkind to the film version. Despite the critical indifference, one thing they did get right was predicting it would be a success. it certainly was, it cost £.6 million to make and raked in £4.3 million in it’s first weekend, topping both UK and Ireland box offices for that weekend and was still there in week two. By the end of 2014 Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie had grossed £14.7 million, making it the third highest grossing British or Irish film in the domestic market in 2014, behind The Inbetweeners 2 and Paddington.
The film was a co-production by That’s Nice Films, Penalty Kick Films and BocFlix. BBC Films is acted as sales agent and it was distributed by Universal Pictures, who during an interview in late 2014 Brendan O’ Carroll said had asked him to write another movie, although at the time he hadn’t decided to do it or write another series of the TV show.
The film sees Agnes Brown go to court to protect her family’s stall at Dublin’s Moore Street market from a corrupt Russian businessman who wishes to convert it into a shopping centre.
Written By: Brendan O’ Carroll
Produced By: Stephen McCrum and Brendan O’Carroll
Original Release Date: 27th June 2014