TOP STORIES: Russia Adds 200 3D Screens; Ilya Bachurin Speaks on October 10, 2013

Glavkino's general director, Ilya Bachurin, speaks to The Moscow TImes. [The Moscow Times]


Russia gets 200 more 3D screens on the heels of box office success. [The Wrap]



'Gravity' Takes Off with $8.1M Debut on October 07, 2013

gravityopeningweekend.jpgGravity led the Russian box office over the weekend with a strong $8.1 million debut. The sic-fi film registered 752,000 admissions from 1,215 in its opening frame with the 3D share accounting to be approximately 75% of the gross. Russia played a major role in Gravity's $27.4 million day-and-date performance in 27 overseas markets. Gravity will continue its overseas expansion with $82.9 million worldwide in the bank. 

TOP STORIES: Russian Animation Prepares for MIPCOM; Foreign Film Tax Nixed on October 04, 2013

15 major animated studios for Russia will attend MIPCOM. [The Hollywood Reporter]


The foreign film tax is off the table. [The Moscow Times]


'Jobs' Launches with $3.3M Debut, Biggest Opening for American Biopic in Russia on September 23, 2013

jobsstill.jpgA $3.3 million debut from Jobs launched the film to the top of the box office in Russia, posting the biggest opening of all time for an American biopic in the market. The Jobs debut grossed twice as much as The Social Network premiere. Riddick held on with a $2.8 million take from 650 locations in its second weekend. The cumulative total for Riddick is a very strong $9.8 million. 


We're the Millers became the highest R-rated comedy export in Russia, reaching a $17.3 million cume over its sixth weekend in Russia. Despicable Me 2 is also earning in its sixth weekend in Russia. The animated sequel took in $630 from 399 dates to reach a $33.7 million cume. 


Other Cumulative Totals: 


Monsters University - $20.9m

The Conjuring - $10M


Planes - $5.2M

'Stalingrad' is Named Russia's Academy Award Submission on September 21, 2013

Stalingrad has been selected as Russia's official entry to the Academy Awards. The 3D World War 2 film is the first film produced in the IMAX format to not have been produced in the United States.


Stalingrad will hit screens in Russia on October 10. The historical drama faced tough competition from domestic box office hit and crowd-favorite Legend No. 17, a hockey biopic that dominated the box office charts earlier this year. Stalingrad received accolades after its first public screening, held on September 19 in St. Petersburg, where it played to a number of industry professionals as part of the KinoExpo trade show. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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