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Italy Box Office June 6-12, 2022

Just like last week, at the top of the Italian box office chart are the two biggest blockbusters currently in theaters, Jurassic World: Dominion and Top Gun: Maverick, both sequels and both linked to two cult franchises from the 1990s and 1980s.

In its second weekend in Italian theaters, the sixth installment of the dinosaur saga has collected €2.044.405, reaching a total of €5.518.622. As a comparison, the previous chapters of the trilogy, namely 2015’s Jurassic World and 2018’s Jurassic World – The Shattered Kingdom, had grossed, at the end of the run in Italy, € 14.7 million and € 10.7 million, respectively.

Top Gun: Maverick, fell into second place and took home €1.585.204, coming in at a total take of  €8.815.182. By far Top Gun is the sixth higher-grossing film in Italy for the season. It already surpassed 007 (No Time to Die) and stole positions from Eternals and Fantastic Beasts, which both took home a grand domestic total of 8.4 million euros. The next battle is for #5: this time Top Gun will have to duel against The Batman, which grossed a total of 10.2 million euros

Rounding out the podium is the anime Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, which grossed 629,750 euros. Based on the best-selling manga, the film will remain in theaters only for another week.

The last seven days didn’t turn out well for Italian productions: Mario Martone’s Nostalgia, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, grossed only € 181.844 for the week. Non a stellar result: however the film managed to break the million-euro wall, precisely €1,124,119.

Marco Bellocchio’s Exterior Night – part 2, out in theaters since June 9th, barely made it over a 100k (€105.563) in its first days in theaters, although it has been praised by critics. The movie, preceded by Exterior Night – part 1, is the second chapter of a six-episode miniseries premiered in Cannes that will be aired on TV, on the Rai channels in September. The film investigates thoroughly one of Italy’s darkest moments in recent history: the kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, a prominent statesman and Prime Minister in the late ’70s, who was held captive for 55 days by the far-left terrorist group Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades) and found dead on the 9th of May, 1978.

Bellocchio’s fascination with the happenings surrounding the still much-debated death of Moro isn’t new: he also directed Buongiorno, notte in 2003, a film based on the book “Il prigioniero” ( “The Prisoner”), written by former Red Brigade member Anna Laura Braghetti.

Other films that entered the top 10 this week include Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness (€105.563), The Other Side – Andra Sidan with € 71,106 and Il giorno più bello with € 68,543. The latter starts the popular comedy duo Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu, and marks the first time behind the camera for Andrea Zalone: a man best known in Italy for his role as a sidekick to famous comedian Maurizio Crozza.