The Ministry of culture urged not to draw conclusions about the state of the movie return in the summer

© Fotolia / Tyler OlsonЗрители in the cinema. Archival photoThe Ministry of culture urged not to draw conclusions about the state of the movie return in the summer© Fotolia / Tyler Olson

To draw conclusions about the state of the Russian film industry, based only on the summer box office, is incorrect and, moreover, to say that in the development of the industry there have been problems reported RIA Novosti head of the cinematography Department of the culture Ministry Vyacheslav Telnov on Monday.

Previously, the newspaper «Kommersant» reported that in the summer of 2017 in the Russian hire there was only one profitable picture — Comedy «Grandma easy virtue.» According to the publication, from the beginning of the year paid off only four Russian film: «Gravity», «denied», «the Bride and Grandmother of easy virtue.»

«Not quite correct to draw conclusions about the General state of the domestic film industry only on the basis of the «old» numbers. Despite the fact that (culture Minister) Vladimir Medinsky has repeatedly identified the problem of uneven release of our movies throughout the year, summer is really the season of holidays, so Russian producers traditionally seek to choose the Prime Minister another time,» — said tel’nov.

According to him, if you look at the previous few years, in the summer months the situation in Russia from year to year is about the same. «By the way, the Comedy «Grandma easy virtue» appeared in cinemas in the second half of August and have managed to catch those viewers that are returned after the holidays. And certainly that is no reason to say that the development of the industry there has been a problem,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

As of 28 August 2017, the total box office receipts of Russian films reached the mark of 7 billion rubles, whereas for the whole of 2016, domestic movies have grossed 8.6 billion. «So we see every reason to believe that this year will be a record for a Russian movie at the box office,» — said tel’nov.

 

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