×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Apocalypto’ gets restricted rating in Italy

Courts rule kids under 14 prohibited from pic

ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga.

Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel Gibson pic the local equivalent of a G rating, sparking a storm of protest and calls from Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli for an overhaul of the country’s quirky ratings system.

Monday’s ruling made the evening newscasts, since the fact Italy was the only country worldwide where the pic was unrestricted had received prominent media play.

Meanwhile, amid the brouhaha, “Apocalypto” opened strong in Italy over the weekend, grossing $3.1 million on 316 screens and securing the No. 2 spot via local distrib Eagle Pictures.

More Film

  • Aquaman

    'Aquaman' Ticket Pre-Sales Top 'Venom' on Fandango

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

  • Women Take the Lead in Films

    This Oscar Season, Women Lead Films Like 'Colette,' 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

  • 'ULAM: Main Dish' Sells Worldwide Rights

    Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc 'Ulam: Main Dish'

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

  • Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

  • bohemian rhapsody Green Book Movies

    Actors Like Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen Work Outside Their Comfort Zones This Season

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

  • Martin ScorseseMuseum of Modern Art's 11th

    That Time Martin Scorsese Broke Out in Hives the Morning of the Oscars

    ROME — A national outcry in Italy over the release of “Apocalypto” with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan blood-and-guts saga. Consumers association Codacons had taken legal action last week after the Italian censorship board gave the Mel […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content