Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith has earned just $9.7 million in Italy in five weeks of release. That's pretty bad, and it's indicative of an all-around drop of almost 18% in Italian box office receipts from January to June of this year. Apparently, all of Europe is suffering, but Italian grosses have been particularly bad. The local exhibition industry chalks the problem up to several factors: a little bit of piracy, a little bit of great weather, a little bit of sluggish economy. But it seems the most urgent factor would have to be the lack of regulation on the Italian home video market, which allows for the release of (non-counterfeit) DVDs whilst the representative film is showing in theaters. That's insane, right?