Italian films continued to perform strongly at the box office last weekend. New opener Don't Move burst into the local box office at number three, scoring the biggest per screen average of any film and a huge gross of $1,512,205.

Distributed by Medusa, Don't Move stars Penelope Cruz and was adapted by director-actor Sergio Castellitto from his wife Margaret Mazzantini's best-selling novel of the same name. The Spanish-Italian co-production was released last weekend on 193 screens and earned a massive $7,820 average per screen.

Meanwhile, Filmauro's Che Ne Sara' Di Noi (literally, What will become of us) continued its strong performance at the box office on the shoulders of a week-long blast of publicity surrounding the film's young star, Silvio Muccino.

The local coming-of-age picture, which was directed by Giovanni Veronesi, grossed a further $986,246 from 199 screens on its second weekend, bringing its running total to $2,426,374.

Carlo Verdone's local bittersweet drama, Love Is Eternal For As Long As It Lasts, dropped to fifth place shedding 50% of its earnings in its fourth weekend. The film, however, can still boast a huge running total of $8,328,106 - almost $300,000 more than Warner Bros comedy Something's Gotta Give, which has been on release for six weeks.

Elsewhere, UIP's Along Came Polly also opened strongly on 248 screens, posting a superb screen average of $7,317 and a total gross of $1,814,606.

BVI's Brother Bear continued to dominate the Italian box office, earning a further $1,980,221 from 353 screens on its second weekend, bringing its earnings so far to $4,948,851.