Russia’s Top Russian Movies: January 2019

Published: February 1, 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 – T-34 – $31 million as of January 29, 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.

Полицейский с Рублёвки. Новогодний беспредел – Rublyovka P.D.: Holiday Chaos – $25 million as of January 29, 2019

On the eve of the new year, the Barvikha Severnoe police station is threatened with closure. To save his own department, a police officer, Grisha, is forced to take extreme measures and, together with operatives, decides to rob a bank. He is counting on the fact that his colleagues, will easily be able to return the money back and everyone will keep their job. But everything does not going the way Grisha planned it…

Ёлки Последние – Christmas Trees. Final – $10 million as of January 22, 2019

The film contains new adventures of the characters of the Christmas Tree series on the eve of the New Year. In the final instalment of the series, a girl with two children saves a lonely grandfather, a teenager helps her family friend propose to her divorced mother, Boris attempts to stop his best friend, Zhenya, from moving to Yakutia, and many more stories intertwine as the movie unfolds.

Три богатыря и Наследница престола – Three Heroes and the Heir to the Throne – $8 million as of January 8, 2019

A new series of adventures of beloved heroes appear in the new fairy tale movie. It all begins when the bogatyr, Dobrynia Nikitich, meets Elisha, the niece of the Prince, which enables a unique new story to unfold.

Бабушка легкого поведения 2. Престарелые Мстители – Grandmother Of Easy Virtue 2. Aged Avengers – $3 million as of January 22, 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.

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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