Downtown Abbey,the box-office smash hit based on the PBS series that opened last weekend nationwide will be on the big screen in Andalusia beginning Friday. 

Mack Clark, owner of Clark Theatres, said movie suppliers initially said it would be two weeks before he could show Downtonhere, but persistence paid off. 

“I kept after him, and agreed to pay an audience guarantee, so will have it on two screens beginning Friday night.”

Clark said Downton is scheduled for 4 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday. 

On Saturday and Sunday, Clark Theatres will show Downtonat 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:!5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance from Clark Theatres’ website, those fans who need to entertain the kids while the adults are enjoying a royal escape, the family-friendly Abdominablealso is showing this weekend, Clark said.

Downton Abbeynetted a whopping $31 million in domestic ticket sales in its first weekend, and beat out all others, including Brad Pitt's science fiction film Ad Astra, which came in at $19.2 million, and Rambo: Last Blood, which reached a similar $19 million. It also topped two well-performing, previously-released movies: Hustlers at $17 million, and It: Chapter Two with $17.2 million.