Friday, December 25, 2015

“Wii 2: Journey to China” – the most expensive Russian film – REGNUM

Moscow, December 25, 2015, 10:26 – REGNUM On the eve of the newspaper “Izvestia” published a ranking of the ten most expensive films in the history of national cinema. The largest budget was laid on the shooting of Russian-Chinese co-production directed by Oleg Stepchenko «Wii 2: Journey to China.”

The budget films was about 2.8 billion rubles, but the picture is still shooting going on, therefore, the cost may be increased. In turn, the producer of the Alex Petruhin sure that all the money invested in the film, will be able to recapture the box office.

It should be noted that the company STV, “Russian Film Group” (Russia) and the China Film Group, Jackie Chan Stunt Team (China) shared costs roughly in half. And, in addition, the Russian Cinema Fund also allocated funds for shooting pictures.

Alex Petruhin commentary for the newspaper explained that the recent agreements on shooting with China were signed on December 16, is now in China, will begin shooting the last block . Also, the producer said that the spring is likely to be released the first trailer for the film, which shows the high level of all films.

In the shooting “Wii 2: Journey to China” was attended by Russian, Chinese and Hollywood stars. Spectators will be able to see in the film Jackie Chan , Jason Fleminga and Paul Will . IA REGNUM recalls that at present the most expensive post-Soviet film production in Russia was the picture of Andrei Konchalovsky «Nutcracker” reel of film producers to cost 2.8 billion rubles.

Next in the top 10 most expensive Russian film hit “The Barber of Siberia” (1.2 billion rubles, or 280 million rubles to default on Aug. 15, 1998) and “Burnt by the Sun 2″ (1.25 billion rubles) Nikita Mikhalkov . Also in the ranking of such films: “Inhabited Island”, “Sawa. The heart of the warrior “,” Wii “,” Sunstroke “,” He – Dragon ».

In this picture of” Stalingrad “, directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk , which is in the top 10 is located at seventh place, one of the all repulsed at the box office spent $ 30 million and grossed $ 68 million.

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