Bridget Jones: The Edgeof Reason shot to the top of theItalian box office last weekend, with a huge gross of $4,291,627. The UIPromantic comedy opened on 399 screens and earned an outstanding average of$10,756 per screen.

01 Distribution's horrorflick, The Grudge, also opened strongly, landing in second place with atotal gross of $3,612,394.

Another top draw was KenLoach's Ae Fond Kiss, which opened on just 37 screens but filled theseats out with a spectacular screen average of $7,507 - the second highestafter Bridget Jones. The Movie, distributed by Bim, earned a total of$371,662.

Elsewhere, Christmas WithThe Kranks flopped. Released on 58 screens by Sony Pictures ReleasingInternational, the comedy grossed only $188,304.

In the meantime, Italy's twoholiday blockbusters, Medusa's Tu La Consoci Claudia and Filmauro's ChristmasIn Love, slipped to fourth and fifth place. The two movies have nowrespectively grossed a massive $20,834,632 and $22,083,985.