Country Focus: Italy
Verdone grosses over €8m
by Camillo de Marco
- After an excellent debut on January 5 (over €3m in two days), Carlo Verdone’s comedy Io, loro e Lara [+see also:
film profile] (“Me, Them and Lara”) closed the weekend at the top of the box office, with another €4.69m, a per screen average of €7.7, and overall takings so far of €8.2m. The film is distributed by Warner Bros Pictures Italia (see news).
A new European title is in fifth position – Muriel Barbery’s The Groundhog [+see also:
film profile] has grossed €669,819 euro – while two local titles have dropped on the charts: Leonardo Pieraccioni’s Io & Marilyn [+see also:
film profile] down to number eight with €475,475, and a total of nearly €13m); and Neri Parenti’s Natale a Beverly Hills, in ninth place with €414,279 and an overall €20,768,157 (nearly €4m less than Parenti’s Christmas blockbuster of last year, Natale a Rio).