SIAE data: decrease in takings (-9,24%) but 6 Italian films are in the top ten
by Camillo de Marco
18/11/2011 - The number of cinema-goers has decreased by 3.8% in the first six months of this year as compared to the same period in 2010, according to data from the Observatory of the Italian Editors’ and Authors’ Society - SIAE presented by the CEO Gaetano Blandini this morning.
60.4 tickets were sold for takings of around 369 million Euros. A number which records -9,24% compared to last year’s first semester, which saw the boom of 3 D, but which is still superior to that registered in 2009 (324 million Euros).
"There is good news – stressed Gaetano Blandini- the box office top ten, in terms of money spent, counts 6 Italian films".
Here are the top ten takings for the first semester 2011:
1) What a Beautiful Day [trailer]
2) Pirates of the Caribbean
3) Qualunquemente [trailer]
4) The Immature [trailer]
5) Femmine contro maschi [trailer]
6) Fast & Furious 5
7) Una notte da leoni 2
8) La banda dei Babbi Natale [trailer]
9) The King’s Speech [trailer, film focus]
10) Nessuno mi può giudicare [trailer]
(Translated from Italian)