Italy Box Office: 'Cinderella' Sparkles With $5.5M

Cinderella, or Cenerentola to locals, opened wide in Italy, capturing $5.5 million in its first week. Lily James in the title fairy tale role captured audiences all the way to the bank.
The live action Disney film format is hugely popular in the country. Angelina Jolie's Maleficent was the number one film of 2014.
Cinderella will have to stay strong over the next few weeks to rival Maleficent's $19.1 million box office haul. But it already faces tough competition among the teen crowd with the premiere of Insurgent this week.