Fedor Bondarchuk’s war epic captures weekend gross of $16.1 million
LONDON — Fedor Bondarchuk’s “Stalingrad” has broken Russian box office records for a local pic with a weekend gross of $16.1 million.
The 3D World War II action film, which is Russia’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar category, opened on 1,400 screens across Russia. The weekend total including Ukraine was $17.3 million.
Bondarchuk’s next film will be “The Durov Code,” which is a biopic about the founder of VKontakte, Russia’s Facebook.