Warner Bros's Alexanderstormed into to the Italian box office at number one, taking $3,708,917. TheColin Farrell vehicle was released on 446

screens and took a strongaverage of $8,316 per screen.

Bridget Jones: The EdgeOf Reason continued its strong run,earning a further $4,851,395 on its second weekend, which brings the romanticcomedy's running total to $8,499,449.

The weekend's new releasesincluded Eagle Pictures' horror flick Saw, which opened at number three,confirming Italy's love of the genre. The film grossed $1,737,162 from 267screens.

Private, Italian director Saverio Costanzo's drama about theIsraeli-Palestinian conflict opened on 26 screens, recording a healthy screenaverage $3,247. The film, which won the Locarno festival last summer, earned atotal of $86,069.