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. Сталинград—Stalingrad (Rus)—$42.7m
While Gravity (whose title was directly translated for its Russian release) was #1 in the US, it was beat out in Russia by a locally made movie (see above).
4. План побега—The Escape Plan—$5.7m
A direct translation for this new Western action film in Russia.
5. Облачно… 2: Месть ГМО—Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers—$3.9m
While the original film was released under the slightly elongated title “Облачно, возможны осадки в виде фрикаделек” (literally: “Cloudy with a Chance of Precipitation in the Form of Meatballs”), the sequel has been released under the greatly shortened title of just “Облачно…” The subtitle has also been changed (and, in Russian, shortened) to “Revenge of the Genetically Modified Foods.”