Russian film distribution experienced a somewhat unique weekend. According to its results, six new products entered the top 10 at the box office at once, but the leaders remained the same.
According to the Kinobusiness.com portal, Klim Shipenko’s space drama “Call” For the third weekend in a row, it confidently holds the first place in the rating of financial success. Weekly loss in box office – 30%, fees for the weekend – 212.7 million rubles, total fees from the start of the rental – 1.2 billion.
Unexpectedly, the best premiere of the weekend was Larry Yang’s Chinese comedy starring Jackie Chan. “Kung Fu Stallion”which earned 26.6 million on 996 screens, and the main failure was the Russian military drama Ainur Askarov “Pardon”, which received 1,813 screens at its disposal, but managed to collect only 11.4 million rubles at the box office of cinemas with an average attendance of seven viewers per session. As a result – the third and eighth lines of the chart, respectively.
Also, the domestic comedy by Vitaly Dudka with Anton Kuznetsov in the title role also started below expectations. “Yura janitor”. With a total of 21.1 million collected on 712 screens, the film, based on the sensational real story of the Ufa janitor Yuri Vetlugin, not only did not enter the top 3 rentals, but also missed the Chinese “Kung Fu Stallion” ahead. Even the support of the Pushkin Card did not help Yura.
At the same time, the “sundresses” of all three new products are relatively good, if we focus on the Kinopoisk rating: 7.3 for “Kung Fu Stallion”, 7.2 for “Jura Janitor” and 6.3 for “Pardons“.
Of the other premiere releases, the American horror comedy Ari Astaire made the top ten. “All Bo’s Fears” (11.9 million and seventh), Austrian horror film by Peter Hengl Astral. Family Rite» (11.4 million and eighth) and French crime thriller Romain Quiro “Gangs of Paris”with an income of 6.2 million, closed the top 10 of the weekend.
Of the non-premier films, they retained their places in the company of the leaders of the novelties of the previous week “Yaga and the Book of Spells” (37.9 million and second with a 32% loss in box office) and “Sinister: The Beginning” (7.6 million and ninth with a 62% loss in box office), and “John Wick 4”for its seventh weekend in Russia, earned 22.1 million rubles and took the fourth line of the chart according to its results.
The total box office of the top 20 films of the weekend was, according to the Bulletin of the Film Distributor, 378 million rubles (taking into account the CIS countries – 483 million). This is 18% less compared to the previous weekend, but 111.8% higher than the same weekend last year, when Artek led the rental. Big Adventure”.
In the coming weekend, the leadership of the “Challenge” is again not in danger.
Of the potentially successful novelties that claim to be in the top 10, one can single out the British-Italian-American action comedy Katherine Hardwick “Mom Mafia” (18+) with Toni Collette and Monica Bellucci, a melodrama with thriller elements by Mikhail Shevchuk “MaskErad” with Alexei Faddeev, Anastasia Shevchuk, Mikhail Politseymako, Daniil Spivakovsky, Pavlov Komarov and Valeria Shkirando, announced as a modern reading of Mikhail Lermontov’s drama, and the second part of Andrei Zaitsev’s teenage melodrama “14+ Sequel” with matured Gleb Kalyuzhny and Ulyana Vaskovich.
The film “14+” was released in 2015, was nominated for the “Crystal Bear” of the Berlin Film Festival in the youth competition “Generation 14+” and received the Grand Prix of the film festivals in Tallinn, Honfleur and Pyrgos and many special prizes from other film festivals, including ” Kinotavr” and MIFF.
Traditionally, fans of the American thriller genre by Sylvia Kaminer will not go unnoticed. “No filters” (18+) and Mexican horror by Adriana Garcia Bogliano “A curse. Last fight” (18+).
Also on the screens come the melodrama of Viktor Shamirov with Alexei Rozin, Viktor Dobronravov, Polina Agureeva and Yulia Grevtsova “Lesser evil”Franco-Belgian melodrama by Guillaume Bureau “In love with no memory”British fantasy horror film by Fred Searle “Stranger. Invasion” and Argentine-Uruguayan horror by Gustavo Hernandez “Epidemic: Virus-32” (18+).
Fans of festival cinema are waiting in cinemas for Matt Johnson’s Canadian biographical comedy-drama “Who Killed the BlackBerry”nominated this year for the Golden Bear of the Berlin Film Festival, and the German-French-Danish-Swedish crime thriller Ali Abbasi “Holy Spider Killer” (18+), nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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