Cardboard Gangsters Has Biggest Irish Opening of 2017

Posted June 19, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

Cardboard Gangsters achieved the biggest opening of any Irish film so far this year at the Irish Box Office, despite the weekend being the hottest of 2017.  It charted in 4th position at the Box Office and was the best performing new release with more screens being added across the country this coming Friday.

Speaking about the opening weekend, Patrick O’Neill, Managing Director of Wildcard Distribution said: “It’s a very positive start to Cardboard Gangster’s Box Office journey, and with the film expanding to more sites from Friday, and the weather set to break, it is on track to be the biggest Irish film of the year.  It was the number one film in several Dublin cinemas, and audience reaction has been excellent.”

The gritty hard-hitting crime drama has been wowing audiences and critics alike, garnering five-star reviews and positive word-of-mouth making it the must-see movie of the summer.

Directed by Mark O’Connor and starring John Connors (Love/Hate, King of the Travellers), Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did) and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, East Enders) CARDBOARD GANGSTERS follows a group of wannabe gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.  Jay Connolly (Connors) is a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer.  When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues. This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

The film was produced for Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase and with the support of the BAI, Egg Post Production and TV3.

It continues to screen in cinemas across Ireland this week.

Find out where it’s showing near you – www.cardboardgangsters.com