Russia’s Top Movies: January 2020

Published: February 3, 2020

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.

Холоп – Serf – $47,075,931 as of January 26

An ill-behaved, greedy man wakes up in a 19th century Russian village and finds he is a serf.

Вторжение – Invasion – $15,975,315 as of January 26

A woman develops dangerous new abilities after coming in contact with extraterrestrial technology.

Союз спасения – Union of Salvation – $11,666,860 as of January 26

This historical drama is based on the Decembrist Revolt. It has caused considerable debate in Russia as to whether it is holding up anti-authoritarian revolutionaries as heroes or showing resistance to the state as futile.

Иван Царевич и Серый волк 4 – Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf 4 – $8,431,879 as of January 26

In this fourth instalment of the popular series, Ivan and his friends journey to a kingdom for a singing contest.

(НЕ)идеальный мужчина – (Not)Perfect Man – $7,690,129 as of January 26

At her new job at a robotics company, a woman falls in love with the latest product – literally.

About the author

Josh Wilson

Josh has lived in Moscow since 2003, when he first arrived to study Russian with SRAS. He holds an M.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in History from Idaho State University, where his masters thesis was written on the political economy of Soviet-era censorship organs affecting the stage. At SRAS, Josh assists in program development and leads our Home and Abroad Programs. He is also the editor-in-chief for the SRAS newsletter, the SRAS Family of Sites, and Vestnik. He has previously served as Communications Director to Bellerage Alinga and has served as a consultant or translator to several businesses and organizations with interests in Russia.

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