Box office, New Year’s Eve with a bang for Siani and Miyazaki

Excellent debuts for It Happens Even in the Best Families and The Boy and the Heron. Revenues up compared to January 1, 2023 by 23%

2024 is off to a good start for Italian cinemas. Yesterday, Monday 1 January 2024, the box office recorded a total taking of over five million euros, a +26% compared to last year’s New Year’s haul (under four million euros, of which just under half was collected by Avatar – The Way of Water, as the specialized site points out).

The debuts of Alessandro Siani and Hayao Miyazaki were positive: It also happens in the best families and The Boy and the Heron placed respectively first (942,401 euros, with the best average copy: 2,561 euros) and second place in the top ten (837,278 euros and an average of 2,399).

The results in Italy of Wish and Wonka are consolidated: the Disney animation – yesterday third in the top ten with 596,321 euros – is moving towards 6 million euros in overall takings, while the spin-off of The Chocolate Factory with its fourth takings for the day (594,762 euros) well exceeded the total ten million euros in Italy.

Siani aside, lights and shadows for the other Italian holiday comedies: How can a rock by Pio and Amedeo yesterday was the fifth grosser in the top ten with 548,962 euros (third average copy: 1,596 euros), rising to almost 1 million 800 thousand total euros: the goal of exceeding the 3 million euros of their previous Belli ciao therefore seems within reach.

The same cannot be said for Ficarra and Picone, who went well below expectations with Santocielo (yesterday eighth with 247,630 euros): the film is laboriously approaching the five million euros gross in total, practically a third of what the first had done Christmas, their previous work.

Problems that certainly do not affect Paola Cortellesi, not only because she had no terms of comparison and no standards to overcome but because her debut film, There’s Still Tomorrow, continues to remain in the top ten ten weeks after its release (yesterday seventh with 324,904 euros and the fourth average print) and to break every record: the film to date has exceeded 33 million euros in takings.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom complete the picture (sixth with 349,097 euros), close to 4 million euros in takings; One Life (ninth with 155,301 euros, total 1,190,128); Ferrari (tenth with 130,278 euros, total over 3 million euros).