Harry Potter And ThePrisoner Of Azkaban stormed into the Italian box office at number one,earning a massive $6,283,045 on its opening weekend for Warner Bros Italia. TheAlfonso Cuaron film, released during the normally quiet Italian summer seasonon a wide 637 prints, pulled the crowds in to gross a huge $9,863 per screen.
The latest HarryPotter extravaganza blew away competition from The Day After Tomorrow, which shed 45% off its earnings on itssecond weekend. Twentieth Century Fox's ice age drama scored an extra$2,030,273, bringing its total to $8,902,894.
Last weekend also saw the earnings of two other Hollywoodblockbusters take a dizzying fall: Warner Bros's Troy's grosses dropped 56% on its third weekend, while UIP's
Meanwhile, Istituto Luce's new Italian release,