Russia’s Top Russian Movies: February 2019

Published: March 4, 2019

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Т-34 – $32.7 million as of February 27, 2019 

In 1944, a brave group of Russian soldiers escaped from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. The movie showcases times of memorable courage, strength, and miracles.

Бабушка легкого поведения 2. Престарелые Мстители – Grandmother Of Easy Virtue 2. Aged Avengers – $6.5 million as of February 27, 2019

In the continuation of the popular comedy, the audience will once again meet the charming swindler and his team of retirees who have now moved to Moscow. The swindler’s happy times, and life of luxury, suddenly comes to an end when his bank goes bankrupt because of the actions of an oligarch named Borodin. The swindler gathers together his old team of criminals once more to get revenge.

Громкая связь – Speakerphone – $5.7 million as of February 27, 2019

Seven friends gather together in a country house and begin to play a game. The game involves the participants reading out aloud all of the messages that come to their phone and answering the calls on speakerphone. As the game progresses they begin to discover new revelations about each other.

Спасти Ленинград – Save Leningrad – $2.8 as of February 27, 2019

In September 1941, young lovers Kostya and Nastya find themselves on a barge that is taking people out of the besieged Leningrad. At night, the ship gets caught in a storm which causes distress among passengers. Unfortunately for the passengers, it is not the rescuers who are first to appear, but enemy aircraft.

Как я стал русским – How I Became Russian – $1.8 million as of February 27, 2019 

Pleasing the father of your fiancé is not an easy task. This is discovered by a man named Pen, when he goes to Moscow for his love, Ira, without knowing the nightmare that awaits him there. After all, her father, Anatoly, is not at all ready to give his daughter away as a bride. However, the bride’s father and the bridegroom will have to learn how to respect each other if they want to keep Ira happy.

About the author

Lucy Harnish

Lucy Harnish has an English Literature degree with a double minor in Russian Culture and History from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Lucy will spend two semesters with SRAS studying Russian as a second language in St Petersburg, Russia. Lucy hopes that by the end of her time in St Petersburg she will be able to reread the works of Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, and Tolstoy in the Russian language. She plans to utilize the experience she gains while studying abroad to pursue a degree in journalism.

Program attended: Art and Museums in Russia

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