Black Panther: Wakanda Forever exceeds 4 million euros and celebrates the enormous Marvel success at the Italian box office, but also Roberto Andò’s Strangeness exceeds the 4 million mark.
After a slightly slower start than expected, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever puts the turbo and closes the open weekend at Italian box office with a collection that exceeds 4 million euros. The original Black Panther, released on February 14, 2018 (again on a Wednesday), opened with € 2,859,465. Here’s how our Black Panther review reveals: Wakanda Forever, Marvel decided not to choose another actor to replace the late protagonist Chadwick Boseman, but incorporated T’Challa’s death into the story. The sequel is in fact set after the death of King T’Challa, with the kingdom of Wakanda trying to move forward without its ruler.
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La stranezza, which loses the first position at the Italian box office but collects another 771,000 euros, also exceeds 4 million euros in total, confirming itself as a real revelation. As our review of La stranezza reveals, the film by Roberto Andò with Toni Servillo, Ficarra and Picone, tells the story of Luigi Pirandello, who, having gone to Sicily for Giovanni Verga’s 80th birthday, discovers that his beloved nurse Maria Stella has just died and needs to be buried. This unexpected event will lead him to meet two singular figures of theaters, Onofrio Principato and Sebastiano Vella, two amateurs who are rehearsing a new show with the actors of their amateur dramatics.
The strangeness, Toni Servillo: “The goal of every artist is to escape from the routine”
The shadow of Caravaggio: a close-up by Riccardo Scamarcio
Third position for Michele Placido’s L’ombra di Caravaggio, which collects another 524,000 euros, reaching a total of 1.4 million euros. Riccardo Scamarcio puts himself in the shoes of the controversial rebel painter Caravaggio, as ours anticipates [recensione de L’ombra di Caravaggio](https://movieplayer.it/articoli/lombra-di-caravaggio-recensione_27958/ “The shadow of Caravaggio, the review: Caravaggio, rock star ante litteram” in a dramatic portrait in which the character is reinterpreted with the filter of the present.
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This is followed by the Russian-Hungarian animated film The Nutcracker and the Magic Flute, stable in fourth place with € 355,000 in takings which make it exceed € 909,000.
In fifth position we find the debut of the sensual comedy with Emma Thompson, The pleasure is all mine, which collects € 307,000 from 201 screens. As our review of The Pleasure Is All Mine reveals, Emma Thompson plays Nancy Stokes, a widow who decides to step out of her comfort zone by hiring a gigolo to help her discover sexual pleasure for the first time in her life.