«The Everlasting story» leads the Russian box office for the second weekend in a row
The animated feature film «The Everlasting Story», produced by Parovoz studio in cooperation with Digital Television media holding, leads the box office for the second weekend in a row. According to the RCFA data, on its second weekend, the new story about the characters from the animated series «Fantasy Patrol» grossed 22 million rubles. The cartoon has been ahead of two main Hollywood competitors which are a holdover «The Addams Family: Burning Tour» and «Ron’s Gone Wrong».
Box office leaders in Russia (million rubles)
|per week-end from 4 to 7 Nov.||Total||The date of release|
|1. The Everlasting Story||22,3||67,7||28 October|
|2. The Addams Family: Burning Tour||17,5||410 ||14 October|
|3. Ron’s Gone Wrong||16,7||161,1||21 October|
|4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage||13,7||2030,5||30 September|
|5. No Time To Die||11,2||768,9||7 October|
|6. Dune: Part One||4,8||1538,6||16 September|
|7. Halloween Kills||3,7||82,7||21 October|
|8. Draculov||2,9||49,9||21 October|
|9. Scare us||2,3||4,3||8 November|
|10.The Ice Demon||1,5||6,4||28 October|
According to the Izvestia newspaper, animation films got top three places in the film distribution chart. «The Everlasting Story», which is a spin-off of the animated series «Fantasy Patrol», won The People’s Choice Award one more time as well as a week ago. The opening gross of the film is 33,1 million rubles.
It is interesting that at first «The Everlasting Story» attracted mostly female audience (84%), 81% of the audience was families; the average age of a child in the movie was eight years. According to the Film Distributor Bulletin, the main reasons for choosing the tale were the plot, theme and characters (53%), novelty (47%), suitability for family watching(45%), animation genre (34%), a trailer and advertising (26%). The desire of another person to watch the cartoon prompted almost every fifth viewer to come to the cinema (18%), the spectacularity of the film and the interest in watching it on a large screen attracted 13% of the audience to cinemas.
We have to recall that due to the lockdown in Russia that weekend and the days before it just 55% of cinemas and 45% of movie halls in 54 regions were open. In particular, all cinemas in Moscow and St. Petersburg were closed.