Christmas Trees 1914

Russia’s Top Movies: December 2014

Published: December 31, 2014

Like 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 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 five movies in Russia by box office take—with the official Russian-language trailers from YouTube and, for those Russian films on the list, links to our Russian film site.

Below are films listed with their English and Russian titles (note that they differ sometimes), as well as how much the film has earned over the calendar month.


1.  Хоббит: Битва пяти воинств—The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—$25.6m


2.  Пингвины МадагаскараPenguins of Madagascar—$10.1m (in December; total $18.8m)   


3. Ёлки 1914Christmas Trees 1914—$4.1m


4. Пирамида—The Pyramid—$2.6m  


5.  Любит не любитLoves Me, Loves Me Not—$2.4m 

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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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