Ozpetek second, but Di Gregorio real surprise
The first post-Venice Film Festival box office results are in for the four Italian titles released immediately after their screenings on the Lido.
The best performing Italian film on the charts is Ferzan Ozpetek’s A Perfect Day [+see also:
film profile]. Produced by Fandango and released by 01Distribution, it came in second this opening weekend after Kung Fu Panda), grossing €843,000.
A weaker start was had by the other 01 title (which like Ozpetek’s film was also co-produced by RAI Cinema): Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers [+see also:
film profile] came in 11th with just over €72,000.
Most surprised are the results for Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
film profile] (distributed by Fandango and screened in Critics Week). The feature debut by Gianni Di Gregorio, winner of the Lion of the Future for Best Debut Film, takes ninth place with €109,000 and an optimal per screen average of €2,794 (the second highest of the week, after Kung Fu Panda).
(Translated from Italian)
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