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.
Interestingly, while the title can directly translate to the English word and mean “focus,” in Russian it also picks up the additional connotation of “trick.”
3. Духless 2—Dukhless 2 (Rus)—$7.5m
4. Робот по имени Чаппи—Chappie—$6.7m
While in English the film is simply known as “Chappie,” the Russian distributors clarified the title by adding to it, making it A Robot by the Name of Chappie.