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.

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Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad Programs

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