Leopardi is this season’s most-seen Italian film
by Camillo de Marco
- The Giacomo Leopardi biopic directed by Mario Martone has smashed through the €3,000,000 and 500,000-viewer marks
Just two weeks after its release, Leopardi [+see also:
interview: Mario Martone
film profile], the Giacomo Leopardi biopic directed by Mario Martone and starring Elio Germano, has already become the most-seen Italian movie of the current film season, smashing through the three-million-euro (€3,154,254) and half-a-million-viewer (532,279) marks.
These blockbuster-like figures show that the movie is not only capable of being victorious in the fight against domestic titles, but could also take on international productions, if it turns out to be true that on Wednesday, the audience numbers for Martone’s film were higher than those for Guardians of the Galaxy, which benefited from more than double the print run and had only been screening for one week.
Since the day it was released, Leopardi’s average takings per theatre have been, and continue to be, higher than those for every other movie, and its upward trend is even more pronounced when we consider the takings for the second weekend (€1,182,139), in comparison with those for the first weekend (€1,107,606). Thanks to these figures, the film’s enthusiastic audiences and the approval of the critics, yesterday it began its third week of theatrical screening – and all indications are that it still has a very long cinematic career ahead of it.
Leopardi is produced by Palomar and Rai Cinema, with backing from the Marche region, Mibact, the Marche Cinema Foundation, a group of businessmen from the region, and distribution support from 01 Distribution.
(Translated from Italian)