TheRussian film industry has another hit film on its hands.
TheState Councillor (Statsky Sovetnik) opened at the top of the Russian box officeover the weekend, grossing $2.5m in Russia and the CIS for distributor KaroPremier. It also opened top in Ukraine with $238,400 for Kinomania.
Thesuccess follows recent Russian successes this year including The Escape,Shadowboxing and Russian box office record holder Turkish Gambit -all of which continue to feature on the Russia & CIS table.
TheState Councillor,directed by Russian actor Filipp Yankovsky, is the third film based on a seriesof crime novels by Boris Akunin.
Theresult comes as ScreenDaily.com's launches two new charts in its GlobalBox Office section: a top 20 table representing Russia and the Commonwealth ofIndependent States (CIS) - excluding the Ukraine - and a separate top 10 forthe Ukraine. The charts are provided by Russian Film Business Today (www.kinobusiness.com).The section now features charts for 28 international territories in addition tothe international and North American top 30s.
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