Monsters, aliens, cops and barflies rule this week
15/04/2009 - Aided by bad weather, Easter weekend figures were generally positive, with overall box office clocking in at €9.6m (according to Cinetel data, which covers approximately 85% of the domestic market).
First place, for the second week in a row, with nearly €2m, goes to Monsters vs. Aliens (distributed by Universal), while Marley and Me (20th Century Fox Italia) grossed just over €1.5m.
The local films in the top ten are Pupi Avati’s Gli Amici del Bar Margherita [trailer], which drops to third place with a weeked gross of €857,000 (for a total of €1.8m in two weeks); new entry Sbirri [trailer] by Roberto Burchielli, which snagged €505,997; and La Matassa, featuring comic duo Ficarra and Picone (who co-directed with Giambattista Avellino), with €211,000 (for a total of €7.5m in five weeks).
(Translated from Italian)