The Best-Selling Russian Movies Throughout the Century

A good movie usually gives a special attraction so people want to watch the movie. Whether in terms of story, the actors in the movie, editing the images in the movie and many others. Maybe that’s why a movie became so famous that tickets to the movie were sold quickly and sold out.

All over the world, there are many good movies that are selling well so that they make a lot of profits. Also included in Russia. Then what kind of movie is the best-selling movie in Russia?

To add information to those of you who are curious, let’s see about the best-selling Russian movies throughout the century.

Movie lovers will certainly never miss watching their favorite movies. Especially if the movie is very famous and became the best-selling movies. There are many factors that make the movies that were made and aired in movie theaters became famous and best-selling movie.

All over the world there are many famous movies that become the best-selling movies of all time. The movies also come from many different genres. In fact, each genre has its own movie with its best sales. Because basically, the movie will adjust to movie lovers who watch the movie so that they make it the best-selling movie.

Then, what about movies in Russia? Russia also has many best-selling movies. These Russian movies come from several types of genres. For those of you who want to know about the movies, in this article we will discuss about the best-selling Russian movies throughout the century.

  • Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad is a Russian movie that was released in September 2013 in Volgograd and was released in Russia in October 2013. The movie has a genre of war. Stalingrad became the first Russian movie released in IMAX. The Stalingrad movie was sold to earn around $68.07 from sales worldwide.

Stalingrad is a movie that tells the story of a love story that happened in November 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad. In this movie also tells the story of soldiers who are fighting for survival while saving lives and also struggling to maintain their humanity in the face of the horrors of war.

  • Irony of Fate: The Sequel (2007)

The Irony of Fate: Continuation is a Russian movie released by Mosfilm in 2007. The movie is a romantic comedy genre. The Irony of Fate: Continuation managed to earn around $55.6 from worldwide sales.

The Irony of Fate: Continuation is also known as The Irony of Fate 2 because it is a direct sequel to the first series. The Irony of Fate released in 1975 is one of the most popular movies in Russia. The story in this movie is not just a remake of the original movie. That’s because in the first series, the adventures in the movie was an accident. While in the second series, the adventures in the movie is intentional.


  • Going Vertical (2017)

Going Vertical is a Russian movie that was released in December 2017. The movie has a sports drama genre. Going Vertical managed to earn around $53.8 from worldwide sales. Going Vertical is one of the few Russian movies including the best-selling movie of all time.

Going Vertical tells the story of the controversial victory of the Soviet national basketball team at the 1972 Olympic final. The 1972 Olympics in this movie were held in Munich. The story of this victory is also the story of the final of a dramatic basketball match.

  • Viy (2014)

Viy or known as the Forbidden Empire is a Russian movie released in 2014. In the UK, Viy known as The Forbidden Kingdom. The movie has a dark fantasy genre. Viy made based on the story written by Nikolai Gogol with the same name. Viy managed to earn around $39.5 in revenue from worldwide sales.

Viy has actually been produced since December 2005. But production has been hit several times due to lack of funds. Viy successfully broke the record for an opening weekend in Russia. Viy including the hugely successful movie.

  • Day Watch (2006)

Day Watch is a Russian movie released in 2006. The movie has a fantasy genre. Day Watch aired in Russian theaters on January 1, 2006. Day Watch managed to earn around $38.8 in revenue from worldwide sales.


Day Watch is also known as Night Watch 2: The Chalk of Fate because this movie is a sequel to Night Watch which was released in 2004. The cast in the movie Day Watch is the same as the cast at Night Watch. Day Watch tells the story of a conflict between two groups of people who have supernatural abilities.

  • Admiral (2008)

Admiral is a Russian movie released on October 9, 2008. The movie is a biography of Alexander Kolchak. He was a vice admiral in the Russian Imperial Navy. Admiral managed to earn around $ 38.1 in sales from all over the world.

Admiral is a movie about the life of battle and love triangle between the admiral, his wife and a poet named Anna Timiryova. The movie was also made into a mini-series that aired on TV which was divided into 10 parts. This mini-series aired in 2009 by Channel One.

  • Yolki 3 (2013)

Yolki 3 or also known as Christmas Tree 3 is a Russian movie released on December 26, 2013. The movie has a comedy genre. Yolki 3 is a sequel to the Yolki 2. The movie managed to earn around $ 38.06 in sales from around the world. Yolki 3 tells the story of several people in several cities throughout the country who experienced strange situations on New Year’s Eve and those people were somehow connected to each other.

And maybe there are still some of the best-selling Russian movies throughout the century that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out about the best-selling Russian movies throughout the century.

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