Russia Box Office: Disney Film ‘The Last Knight’ Becomes Top Local-Language Release of All Time


Disney’s Russian-language movie Posledny Bogatyr (The Last Knight) has become the highest-grossing local-language release of all time in the country, surpassing the previous champion, Stalingrad.last_knight

As of Sunday, The Last Knight has brought in 1.68 billion rubles ($28.8 million) in Russia, compared with Stalingrad’s 1.67 billion rubles, according to local industry journal Exhibitor’s Bulletin.

The movie was directed by Dmitriy Dyachenko, co-produced with  local company Yellow, Black and White and released in Russia on Oct. 26 by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing, the two majors’ distributor for the local market.

The Last Knight is a family fantasy, centered on young Muscovite Ivan, who is transplanted from contemporary Moscow into a fantasy world populated by characters from traditional Russian fairy tales.

Currently, The Last Knight holds the 12th place on the list of the biggest box-office draws in Russia.


Fyodor Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad, the previous champion, held the record for four years.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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