Miniero ranks first this weekend
by Vittoria Scarpa
- La scuola più bella del mondo makes its debut with 2,494,280 euro in box-office takings, ahead of Interstellar and Andiamo a quel paese
A fantastic debut for La scuola più bella del mondo [+see also:
film profile] (lit. The best school in the world), starring Christian De Sica and Rocco Papaleo, according to the Cinetel box-office takings ranking. In its first weekend, Luca Miniero’s new comedy has jumped to the top of the Italian box office with 2,494,280 euro in receipts, for a best per-theatre average of 4,843 euro. This was the weekend’s most-watched movie ahead of Interstellar [+see also:
film profile] by Christopher Nolan (share of 2,449,516 euro totalling 6,319,484 euro; per-theatre average: 4,083 euro) and Andiamo a quel paese [+see also:
film profile] by Ficarra & Picone (1,980,084 euro for 5,220,928 euro in total – second Italian takings of the season after Leopardi [+see also:
interview: Mario Martone
film profile]; per-theatre average: 4,552 euro).
The best per-theatre average however is the new film by the Dardenne brothers, starring Marion Cotillard. Pending its release in Italy on 20 November, the 10 theatres showing Two Days, One Night [+see also:
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile] in Rome and Milan have registered takings of 69,089 euro for an extraordinary per-theatre average of 6,909 euro.
Two other Italian films feature in the top 10 for the weekend of 13-16 November: Confused and Happy [+see also:
film profile] by Massimiliano Bruno (ninth place) which in its third week on show took in a total of 3,557,766 euro, and Mario Martone’s Leopardi (tenth place), which in its fifth week in theatres earned a further 337,426 euro and collected a total of 5,469,178 euro in receipts. Last weekend’s ranking, which recorded a decline of 5.36% compared to the same period in 2013, was rounded off by Midnight Sun (fourth with 910,215 euro), Doraemon (fifth with 675,640 euro per total of 2,197,261), Clown (sixth with 663,765 euro), Dracula Untold (seventh with 557,862 euro per total of 5,004,564) and Nightcrawler (eight with 417,713 euro).
(Translated from Italian)