A record for Checco Zalone with takings of over €52 million
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Quo vado? is the highest-grossing Italian film in history. The question now is whether or not it will top the €66 million taken by Avatar
With the takings from last Tuesday (€971 thousand), Quo vado? [+see also:
film profile] officially became the highest-grossing Italian film in history. With box office takings of €52.1 million in 12 days of being in theatres (and €7.3 million admissions), partners in crime Checco Zalone and Gennaro Nunziante have outdone even themselves: indeed, the previous record was held by their third film, released in 2013: Sole a catinelle [+see also:
film profile] (€51.9 million). Will our heroes manage to beat Avatar [+see also:
film profile] too, the all-time box office champion in Italy with takings of €66 million? The race is on. Meanwhile, yesterday the film, produced by Taodue and distributed by Medusa, added another million euros (€1.1) to the kitty, bringing takings up to €53 million since its release on 1 January.
Coming up behind “King Zalone” in the rankings for highest-grossing films of the season are Inside Out (€25.3 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (€24.7 million). In fifth place is British-American production Spectre [+see also:
film profile], with €12.4 million, whilst the top ten features two more Italian films: Natale col boss [+see also:
film profile] (in ninth place with €7.5 million) and Vacanze ai Caraibi [+see also:
film profile] (in tenth place with €7.4 million).
(Translated from Italian)