Jim Sheridan's In America held up well against the onslaught of Warner Bros' The Matrix Revolutions thanks to an increased presence in the UK and sustained strength in the Republic of Ireland.
Adding two extra screens in Ireland the autobiographical drama, written by Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten, slipped a mere 6% from its opening weekend and has already taken over $1m in Ireland alone.
The UK roll-out continued with an extra 23 sites receiving the film and a strong $4,082 location average taken from the UK and Ireland together for Fox. The film stars Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine and Djimon Hounsou.
The third Matrix instalment was not totally revolutionary in the UK, despite providing Warner Bros with the biggest international result for the film over the weekend. The Matrix Revolutions five-day result (reflected in the total gross column on the chart) was 28% lower than the five-day launch for the second part, The Matrix Reloaded, in May.
In fact the five-day was even 2% lower than the first three-day weekend on Reloaded. The launch weekend (Nov 7-9) for Revolutions tracked 36% behind the comparative period for Reloaded.
The only other opener making the chart was Metrodome's My Life Without Me. The Canadian-Spanish co-production, which stars Sarah Polley and is the third film in three weeks to feature Mark Ruffalo (following XX/XY on Oct 24 and In The Cut on Oct 31), saw a so-so $2,553 average from its limited 23 site release and claimed 17th place.