Since release of Avatar in Russia last December, I have watched the movie twice, both in 3D. I shall also go to IMAX movie theater in Moscow to watch it again. According to industry sources, Avatar has broken Russia box office records.
Avatar Russia box office reached over $62 million in the beginning of January. The Avatar in Russia was watched by more than 5.2 million people. The Avatar box office in Russia exceeded the Avatar box office in the U.K. with $58 million and was only less than in the U.S. with $394 million, France with $90 million, and Germany with $63 million. The Avatar box office totaled $1,131 million worldwide.
Distributed in Russia by News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox CIS, Avatar opened on more than 1,320 cinema screens in Russia including some 350 screens with 3D.
In 2009, the Russia’s box office reached over $700 million.