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Italian Box Office, March 27- April 4, 2022

After weeks of absolute domination, The Batman falls to the fourth position in Italy, while Corro da te, a romantic comedy by Riccardo Milano starring Pierfrancesco Favino and Miriam Leone, grosses another €509.000 and lands on the lowest step of the podium, taking in a total of two million euros.

Batman lost his crown to another superhero: in fact, at the top of the weekly chart arrives a new entry, Morbius, Marvel’s living vampire. The film, directed by Daniel Espinosa, with a gross of €1,719,027 since its release on March 31, has attracted more than 220.000 people at the movie theaters.

Pierre Perifel’s Too Bad, another new entry, landed in second place. The animated film tells the story of a gang of thieves and burglars forced to convert to “goodness” in order to beat the new bully in town. The film raked in €1.4 million.

The total takings of the week exceed 5 million euros, and mark a rise of 75% over last week, albeit the difference with the pre-pandemic era is still blatant, with a decline of 43.71% in comparison with the same period of 2019.

This week will see several releases on the Italian scene. In April 7 Fausto Brizzi’s Bla Bla Baby starring Alessandro Preziosi, Matilde Gioli and Nicolas Vaporidis will hit the theatres. The latter was the main character of Brizzi’s best-known film, Notte prima degli esami, a teen comedy from 2006, which, from inside a well-known Roman high school recounted the anxiety and intrigues of the end-of-year exam. Bla Bla Baby, on the other hand, tells the story of Luca (Alessandro Preziosi), a 45-year-old man who works in a nursery, after a lifetime of chasing success to no avail. One day, he eats “contaminated” baby food and discovers that he has developed the ability to translate the cries of babies into words.

On the same day, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter, starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and Peter Sarsgaard from the worldwide bestselling novel of the same name by Italian author Elena Ferrante, will be released.

On April 14, Gli idoli delle donne (The idols of women) will be released, starring the comic actors Lillo and Greg, who also signed the direction. A hilarious comedy centered on the adventures of a gigolo who, following an accident, undergoes plastic surgery and literally changes his face. The cast includes the great Corrado Guzzanti, one of the most brilliant interpreters of Italian comedy, brother of actress and director Sabina, who plays the role of a South American drug trafficker.

This week the David di Donatello, the highest film award in Italy, announced its nominees: many great films, and a three-way race between Paolo Sorrentino, Gabriele Mainetti and Mario Martone. Sixteen nominations for E’ stata la mano di Dio by Sorrentino and Freaks Out by Mainetti; 14 for Mario Martone with Qui rido io. But also surprising are the six nominations for a documentary: Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore. The award ceremony will take place on May 3, live on Rai 1, in the Cinecittà studios