Top Ten of the 2016 Italian film: Zalone boom, but not only
Cinetel data for the 2016 box-office takings of Italian films were released.
Overall, the values are up from the previous year. Receipts rose from 130 million to 180, an increase of 38%. Viewers from 21 million to 28, an increase of 33%.
A rising trend driven heavily by the film Quo Vado? by Gennaro Nunziante with Checco Zalone. Alone it collects 65 million (36% of the total) and records 9.3 million viewers (a third of the total).
Despite some signs of crisis that emerged in recent days for the public and for box-office takings, the comedy remains the protagonist: among the first thirty films there are as many as 22 comedies.
In second place was Perfect Strangers (more than 17 million takings and 2.7 million viewers)
The film, directed by Paolo Genovese with Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Kasia Smutniak, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Alba Rohrwacher and Valerio Mastandrea, awarded with the David di Donatello, the Silver Ribbon, the Golden Globe and the Ciak gold.
In third place L'abbiamo fatta grossa (7.6 million takings and 1.2 million viewers).
The film, directed by Carlo Verdone, starring the unusual couple Carlo Verdone - Antonio Albanese.
In fourth place Like Crazy (6 million takings and 1 million spectators).
A new success for director Paolo Virzi with this film starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti awarded with five Silver Ribbons.
Poor but rich in fifth place (5.2 million takings and 780 thousand spectators).
The film is directed by Fausto Brizzi and starring Christian De Sica, Enrico Brignano, Lucia Ocone, Lodovica Comello and Anna Mazzamauro.
In sixth place, the real surprise of the year They Called Me Jeeg Robot (over 5 million takings and almost 800 thousand viewers).
The film directed by Gabriele Mainetti starring Claudio Santamaria and Luca Marinelli. A film that has made an agreement critics and audiences and has taken particularly successful among young people. Awarded with 7 David di Donatello, 2 Silver Ribbons, the Golden Globe and the Golden Ciak.
In seventh place To war for love (3.8 million takings and 700 thousand viewers).
The second film by Pierfrancesco"Pif" Diliberto interpreted by PIF, Miriam Leone, Andrea Di Stefano, Stella Egitto and Maurizio Marchetti.
In Eighth place Christmas in London - God save the Queen (3,8 million takings and 570 thousand viewers).
The film directed by Wolfgang De Biasi with a rich cast: Pasquale "Lillo" Petrolo, Claudio "Greg" Gregori, Paolo Ruffini, Nino Frassica, Enzo "Arteteca" Luppariello, Monica "Arteteca" Lima, Eleonora Giovanardi, Ninetto Davoli, Uccio De Santis, Enrico Guarneri.
In ninth place There is no religion (3.5 million takings and 640 thousand spectators).
The film by Luca Miniero starring Claudio Bisio, Alessandro Gassman and Angela Finocchiaro.
In tenth place Correspondence (3.2 million takings and 540 thousand spectators).
A new confirmation for the Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore with this film that sees Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko as protagonists.