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Weekend box office revenue in Russia October 2020, by film

"Streltsov," a Russian sports biographical drama about the Soviet soccer player Eduard Streltsov, had the largest gross box office in Russia in October 2020, at approximately 202 million Russian rubles. Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" ranked second with a box office of nearly over 173 million Russian rubles.

What films are most popular in Russia?

Both domestic and foreign films are popular amongst the Russian audience. Released at the end of 2019, the comedy with historical elements "Kholop" became the most successful movie of the modern Russian cinema by box revenue. The U.S. musical drama "The Lion King" had the highest box office in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2019, beating the record with a gross revenue of over 2.6 billion Russian rubles. The war drama of domestic production "T-34" was the second most attended movie in 2019, viewed by nearly nine million visitors in Russian cinemas.

Russian film industry development

Over the past five years, the Russian government strengthened its support for the domestic film industry. The share of local films in the cinema box office has grown by 5.5 percent over that period. Among the most supported production studios were Sergey Stelyanov’s CTB, Nikita Mikhalkov’s Trite, and Timur Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs. In 2019, 50.6 million tickets were sold for films of domestic production in Russian cinemas.

Leading movies by gross weekend box office revenue in Russia in October 2020

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

October 2020

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