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Fasten Your Seatbelts first weekend with audiences

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- Sotto una buona stella by and starring Carlo Verdone makes over €10 million: the fourth most seen Italian film of the season

Fasten Your Seatbelts first weekend with audiences
Fasten Your Seatbelts by Ferzan Ozpetek

A challenge won for 01 Distribution, who last Thursday raised the number of cinemas screening Fasten Your Seatbelts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
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from 350 to 490, in its second week out. Ferzan Ozpetek’s second film was the most seen for the 13-16 March weekend, with 170,216 spectators (and just over €1 million in revenue and €3.1 million total so far). “There is an exhilarating rhythm going on, with people going to see it again, a flooding of positive comments on Twitter, and word of mouth, which is what happened to me years ago with Ignorant Fairies,” the director said a few days ago.

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In first position over the weekend was American mega production 300: Rise of an Empire, which made €1.1 million – although it is worth noting that its 3D ticket sales increased revenue. The next European film in this weekend’s ranking is Beauty and the Beast [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Christophe Gans
interview: Léa Seydoux
interview: Vincent Cassel
film profile
]
by Christophe Gans in seventh position, which in three weeks has already made €4.2 million. Superchondriac [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by and starring Dany Boon is taking its first steps in eighth position, with €406,640. Closing the ranking are Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Michael Fassbender
film profile
]
by Steve McQueen and Italian Maldamore [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Angelo Longoni with Ambra Angiolini, Luisa Ranieri, Alessio Boni, Luca Zingaretti, respectively in ninth and tenth position.

Worth noting is Sotto una buona stella [+see also:
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by and starring Carlo Verdone, which managed to get past the €10 million mark (€10,047,897 grossed since its release on February 13) becoming the fourth most successful Italian film of the season after Sole a catinelle [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Gennaro Nunziante, Un boss in salotto [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Luca Miniero and Colpi di fortuna [+see also:
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by Neri Parenti. 

Ranking for 13-16 March weekend:

1) 300: Rise of an Empire €1,197,756
2) Fasten Your Seatbelts €1,081,346
3) Mr. Peabody e Sherman €811,336
4) Need for Speed €770,761
5) 47 Ronin €547,869
6) Her €508,411
7) Beauty and the Beast €486,480
8) Superchondriac €406,640
9) 12 Years a Slave €367,311
10) Maldamore 275,970

The Italian industry made a total of €7,932,768 million over the weekend, 19% less than last week. 

(Translated from Italian)

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