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Italy Box Office: Local Films Account for Slight Overall Rise in 2016

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The Italian box office showed minor growth in 2016, according to film association Anica which released its data for the calendar year on Tuesday. Total sales rose 3.9% over the previous year to $706 million (661 million euro). And tickets sold increased 3.9% to 105 million.

But the rise in figures was largely due to local films, most notably comedian Checco Zalone’s Quo Vado? which poked fun at the Italian job crisis and the bureaucracy of government positions.

Quo Vado? brought in an incredible $69.9 million (65.4 million euros) for the year. By contrast, last year’s number one film in Italy »

- Ariston Anderson

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L.A. Italia Fest to Celebrate Dean Martin

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Dean Martin's life and works will be celebrated at the 12th annual L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival to mark the centennial of the 'King of Cool's birth.

Martin, who died in 1995, is considered one of the most popular Italian-American icons of all time.

The festival will showcase a complete retrospective of Martin’s films, as well as a number of surprise music performances to honor the singer, actor, comedian and film producer.

Dean Martin was a true Italian-American show business legend and we are pleased to commemorate the centennial of his birth with a tribute that will highlight »

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