(updated: 13:44 13.01.2017)
MOSCOW, 13 Jan — RIA Novosti. Historical Saga “Viking” for the first time in the history of the Russian film industry broke into the top ten global box office and also took third place in the top ten highest-grossing Russian films, however, according to analysts, despite this success, the film may not recoup the costs of production.
Above the only Star wars
“for the First time in the history of Russian film industry went into top 10 in global box office theatrical release. Earning over the past weekend $ 6.7 million (about 402 million) in 2600 theaters of Russia, as well as the three Baltic States, the blockbuster “Viking” (Director Andrei Kravchuk, the producers Konstantin Ernst and Anatoly Maximov) ahead at the box office American drama “Ghost beauty”, — stated in the message of Roskino. According to the company, the movie “Ghostly beauty” with the participation of one of the most profitable actors of Hollywood will Smith was shown in 49 countries, collecting $ 6.6 million (about 396 million) over the weekend, while “Viking” is just four countries gathered over the weekend to $ 6.7 million.
Higher duties “Viking” at the box office worldwide for the weekend of 5-8 January cash hits Hollywood: “Rogue-one: Star wars. History”, “assassin’s Creed”, “Passengers”, “Zveroboi” (start in Russia – March 2), “Moana” and “the Great wall” (start in Russia – 16 February), as well as the Champions rolled from India, China and Japan, which will be shown in our cinemas are not planned, to be confirmed in the material.
… and Stalingrad
As noted by Roskino, “Viking” may well be the highest grossing Russian release 2016, if the total box office will surpass the “Crew” by Nikolai Lebedev, with charges of $ 22.8 million (about 1.4 billion). The budget Saga, according to the company, is $ 20 million dollars (about 1.3 billion).
As told RIA Novosti the editor of the portal kinobusiness.com Alexander Semenov, if you look at the film, not only taking into account last weekend, but on 9 and 10 January, the film has already gathered more than 1.27 billion rubles, and included the three highest grossing domestic films, ahead of “Yolki-3″ with fees of 1.24 billion rubles. Above the “Viking” is now just “the Crew”, which grossed 1.5 billion rubles, and “Stalingrad” by Fyodor Bondarchuk with 1.6 billion rubles.
will be zero
Despite this success, as noted by the analyst of the company “Movie research”, not the fact that the film will be able to recoup their production costs. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, given that the picture has started producing seven years ago, i.e. before the crisis, to find his real budget is now impossible, because the dollar at some stage of production has doubled, but the costs amount to approximately 1.7 billion.
“without taking into account all the nuances about the funding of the film Fund film, he is a few years gave partially repaid, in the last year and non-refundable, in order to get at least zero, it would need to raise around 3.5 billion, so 50% of this amount is given to the cinemas. In the film it is 100% even in the zero will not work”, — said the expert.
He added that the film gives you the chance to pay off the sale in the CIS, and the Western audience is unlikely to count as a “purely Russian story.” “A film can earn through sales to the Internet, but it will most likely not soon,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
“Viking” directed by Andrei Kravchuk — big-budget project producers Konstantin Ernst and Anatoly Maximov. Work on the film lasted over 7 years. For filming it was built a few decorative complexes, made more than 1.5 thousand original costumes created more than 800 plans of computer graphics. The basis of the historical Saga went events “Tale of bygone years”. Role in the film played by Danila Kozlovsky, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Maksim Sukhanov, Igor Petrenko.