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Spike Lee in 7th place, Pupi Avati in the top 10

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The controversy sparked by Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna [+see also:
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has not helped the film, which was co-produced by Italy’s Roberto Cicutto and Luigi Musini through their new outfit On My Own. In its opening weekend in Italy, the film came in just seventh with €425.886 (01 Distribution).

According to this morning’s Cinetel data, which covers 85% of Italian theatres, Phyllida Lloyd’s musical comedy Mamma Mia! (distr. Universal), starring Meryl Streep, immediately took the number two spot after Rob Cohen’s The Mummy (Universal).

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With the exception of Miracle at St. Anna and Pupi Avati’s Giovanna’s Father, in 10th place (€322,851), US titles pushed Italian films out of top ten: Gianni Di Gregorio’s hit Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
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moved to 11th place, while A Perfect Day [+see also:
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by Ferzan Ozpetek dropped to 16th.

(Translated from Italian)

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