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BOX OFFICE Italy

Ficarra e Picone, a better Sunday than Interstellar

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- Andiamo a quel paese closes its first weekend with €2.6 million, beating Nolan’s film as best per-theatre average and best Sunday box-office earnings. It’s the top opening weekend in Italy this season

Ficarra e Picone, a better Sunday than Interstellar
Andiamo a quel paese by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone

Andiamo a quel paese [+see also:
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, produced by Tramp Limited with Medusa Film which will distribute the movie in around 450 theatres, closed its first weekend in cinemas with over two and a half million euro (2,500,621) and 377,340 tickets issued, winning on Sunday the heated battle with Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar [+see also:
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, distributed in about 130 more theatres (1,014,513 euro versus 1,085,370 euro by Ficarra e Picone) and beating it as the weekend’s best per theatre average (5,775 euro versus 5015).

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This is the best opening weekend of the 2014-2015 season for an Italian film (almost doubling E fuori nevica [+see also:
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 by Vincenzo Salemme, 1,414,000 euro). It’s also the third best film debut for an Italian comedy in 2014 (immediately followed by Un boss in salotto [+see also:
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 and Sotto una buona stella [+see also:
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) and the second best cinema debut of the 2014-2015 cinema season. The movie by comic duo Ficarra e Picone sure enough beat Guardians of the Galaxy (2,365,000 euro) and Dracula Untold (2,311,000) and wasn’t far off Lucy [+see also:
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by Luc Besson (2,558,000).

With the two and a half million euro for Andiamo a quel paese, the two Sicilian comedians also beat their opening weekends for Il 7 e l’8 (1,323,000) and It May Be Love But It Doesn’t Show (2,131,000).

Other week end box office takings included; Doraemon with 1,100,262 euro (337 theatres), Confused and Happy [+see also:
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 by Massimiliano Bruno with 1,027,833 euro (412 theatres - Tot.2,955,783), Leopardi [+see also:
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by Mario Martone with 559,624 euro (260 theatres - Tot. 4,932,388 euro), and Greenery Will Bloom Again [+see also:
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 by Ermanno Olmi with 373,647 euro (107 theatres).

(Translated from Italian)

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