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. Дракула—Dracula Untold—$19.6m
Although in English the title of this pre-story to the classic Brahm Stoker tale has “untold” added to indicate that it is not a retelling of the original, in Russia the movie is being marketed under the simpler name of just “Dracula.”
2. Исчезнувшая—Gone Girl—$9.8m
The Russian translation of this title is perhaps more direct speech than the original. It means literally “the disappeared girl” (or “woman”).
3. Горько! 2—Gorko! 2—$6m
4. Город героев—Big Hero 6—$4.3m