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Most successful films in Russia and CIS 2020, by box office revenue

In 2020, the Disney movie "Ice 2," released on February 13, was the most successful movie at the box office in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States with a gross revenue of over 19 million U.S. dollars. The U.S. movie "The Gentlemen" ranked second with approximately 16 million U.S. dollars in revenues.

How many cinemas does Russia have?

The number of cinema sites in Russia increased over the past decade, reaching nearly 2.1 thousand in 2019. The Volga and Central Federal Districts located most movie theaters in the country. Over the past five years, the Cinema Fund of Russia focused on installing digital screens in localities with less than 500 thousand residents. With over seven screens per 100 inhabitants, Saint Petersburg had the highest cinema screen density in Russia.

Are Russian films distributed abroad?

In 2019, 94 films of Russian production were screened in movie theaters abroad, excluding CIS countries. The sports drama "Going Vertical," or "Dvizhenie Vverh" was reported to be the most successful modern Russian films distributed in the international market in that year, while the animation "Snow Queen" earned a higher box revenue in other countries than in Russia. The highest box office revenue of Russian films was recorded in China, Mexico, and South Korea. According to the Russian Cinema Fund, in 2019, 120 countries worldwide screened Russian films in cinemas, six times more than five years earlier.

Most successful films in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2020, by gross box office revenue

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January 2021



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