Italy Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ Rides High on ‘Minions’ Success, Crushes ‘Everest’

Inside Out Still 3 - H 2015
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Inside Out Still 3 - H 2015

Animated films have escaped the perils of Italian piracy.

While Minions is still the number one film of the year in Italy, Inside Out is rising fast in its wake, cracking into the top 10 films of the year already, at the number nine spot with $15.2 million. Minions still holds the number one spot with an impressive $24.97 million.

Making $7.03 million in its first week, Pixar’s latest film about the emotions inside a young girl’s head grossed even more in its second week out with an $8.1 million haul. While piracy still looms large in the country, animated films have largely been saved, as most families tend to make an outing of going to the cinema together.

Pirates have also been no match for other top titles of the year, which have had simultaneous U.S. releases, such as Fifty Shades of Grey, or those that have been released before their U.S. dates, like American Sniper. With Minions, they are the top three films of the year thus far.

New releases were also no match this week for Inside Out. Everest bowed in second place with just $1.76 million, despite the buzz surrounding its world premiere at Venice Film Festival.

Minions stayed strong, still on the top of the charts since its August 27 premiere, in the number three spot with $1.03 million.

Magic Mike XXL also failed to be a success in Italy, premiering in the number five spot with only $567,500 in ticket sales.

Italy has had a rebound in box-office sales this year. And the future is looking bright with several potential fall hits, including Black Mass and Spectre, yet to come.