The Irish shot Jane Austin adaptation, Love & Friendship is doing strong business at the American box-office as cinema goers look to hit the flicks over the four-day Memorial weekend.

Whit Stillman’s film managed to sneak inside the top ten - on a limited release - taking an impressive $2,496,000 for Friday to Sunday. Those numbers should increase when all is said and done and the US holiday Monday is included.

There was also good news for Colin Farrell starrer, The Lobster which has already over-performed at the Irish box-office. The quirky dystopian, eh, romantic (?) head-scratcher has been getting extremely strong reviews and has turned them into ticket sales. Farrell has also been doing the publicity rounds and was his usual charming self. The Lobster has made $725K in just 116 screens so far.

Elsewhere at the top, X-Men: Apocalypse didn't live up to expectations, pulling in a projected $80M for the four days. It has hit strong globally, though, taking $265.8M and counting - so will still turn a solid profit. Not so for Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is a rare bomb for Disney who are having a huge 12 months. It coined just $34.1 million for the extended weekend. The last one cleared a billion worldwide...

Via Deadline