Frame from the film “the Last Bogatyr”
MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS./ The Russian film “Last hero” directed by Dmitry Dyachenko was awarded the prize “Blockbuster” as the top grossing picture of 2017. This was announced on Tuesday at the XXI ceremony of awarding the “Blockbuster” at the end of the year in the movie business in the hotel “Azimut Moscow Olympic”, the correspondent of TASS from the event.
Russian fairy tale for the Disney version: the film “the Last Bogatyr”
The film, released 19 October 2017, grossed 1,732 billion . The prize was awarded to the General Director “Walt Disney KOMPANI of the CIS” Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan. She thanked the organizers for the award as well as producers and distributors for the success at the box office.
“This is a great achievement, we are so incredibly proud and very pleased that this achievement has surpassed so quickly (“move up”, released 28 December last year, has collected more than 2 billion rubles – approx. TASS)” she said.
“The last hero” – adventure film produced by Walt Disney company in Russia and the Russian film Studio Yellow, Black and White. The picture is based on Russian fairy tales with classic folklore characters Baba Yaga, Koshcheev Immortal, and Water. The film’s protagonist – a guy named Ivan who earns a living portraying the magician on the TV screen. By chance, he is transferred from a modern Moscow to the fabulous Belogore – the world inhabited by the characters of Russian fairy tales, where magic is real.
The highest grossing Russian animated film of the year was the cartoon “Three heroes and the king of the Sea” directed by Konstantin Feoktistov, grossed more than 802 million rubles. In foreign hire the highest grossing Russian film of the year was a fantastic action movie sarika Andreasian “Defenders”, having earned $8 million.
Producer of the year announced Anton Zlatopolsky (“Salyut-7”, “upward Movement”). Prize editor-in-chief presented two producers of the film “Arrhythmia” Ruben Dishdishyan and Sergei Selyanov. Band the highest-grossing limited release recognized the film “From Russia with love!”earned in hire of 5.2 million rubles, and the highest grossing European film of the year was “Valerian and the city of a thousand planets” (844,8 million rubles).
The movie “pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales” won the prize in the nomination “champion of film distribution in Russia and CIS” (2.3 billion rubles), and the film “Thor: Ragnarok” admitted the highest grossing film of the year in the IMAX format (229 million rubles).
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