E Gia Ieri, Columbia TriStar's Italian-language remake of the Bill Murray vehicle GroundHog Day, opened at number four at the Italian box office last weekend, grossing a strong $566,200 from 148 screens.

Directed by Giulio Manfredonia with Italian comic Antonio Albanese in the lead role, the Italian-Spanish production registered a healthy screen average of $3,826.

Meanwhile, the weekend's highest-grossing new film was 21 Grams, which earned an impressive $1,156,379 from 185 screens for Bim, with a huge screen average of $6,235.

It was also a good weekend for Eagle Pictures: the local distributor had two new films opening at the weekend, which both performed well: US title Abandon came in fifth with a gross of $547,820, while Spanish movie My Mother Likes Women earned $270,507 from just 77 screens, posting a high screen average of $3,513.

Elsewhere, Italian title The Card Player continued its strong march at the box office: The Dario Argento thriller earned a further $380,141 at the weekend, bringing its total gross after three weeks to $3,362,927.