Italy Box Office: 'San Andreas' No Match for Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth'


The Cannes competition entry stays at number one in its second week in release.

In its second week, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth stayed at the number one spot in Italy's box-office ranking with $1.64 million, according to Cinetel. It beat out the weekend debut in Italy of Dwayne Johnson’s San Andreas, which pulled in $1.1 million.

Youth stars Michael Caine as a retired orchestra conductor called on by Queen Elizabeth II to perform one last time. Sorrentino’s second English-language feature, which screened in the Cannes film festival's competition, also stars Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel. In total, it has grossed $4.54 million in Italy.

Tomorrowland in its second week brought in only $966,108. The film has failed to shine internationally despite its high budget and marketing campaign.

Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales stayed strong in its third week in Italy with a $525,602 pull. Max Max: Fury Road brought in $513,790 also in its third week.

Pitch Perfect 2, a franchise that doesn’t carry the same weight internationally as it does in the U.S., tanked in Italy with a debut of $316,339.

Meanwhile, Nexo Digital scored big with Impressionists and the Man who Made Them, taking the number nine spot with $176,160. Phil Grabsky’s scholarly documentary explores the struggles of dealer Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel in bringing Manet and Monet to fame.

Nexo Digital’s prior film The Vatican Museums 3D, brought in $312,000 in its one-day debut, revealing a proven track record of bringing art to the big screen in Italy.