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‘Burnt by the Sun 2’ gets cool reception

Mikhalkov film takes less than $4 million

LONDON — Russia’s Cannes competiton entry “Burnt by the Sun 2” notched up less than $4 million in box office receipts during its first weekend on release, figures from distributors Central Partnership show.

The epic war film by directed and starring Nikita Mikhalkov — who won an Oscar in 1995 for the first film, set during the Stalinist political purges of the 1930s — took a total of $3.7 million on a 1,000 print release.

Russian media and industry observers dubbed the result “disappointing” for a film with a record breaking budget of $55 million, suggesting that the figure meant the film would struggle to cover costs domestically.

Recent first weekend of other films on similarly wide releases have been stronger: “Clash of Titans” took over $11.7 million in Russia when it opened on a 921 screen release earlier this month.

Last year “Avatar” took $21 million for its first weekend and “Ice Age 3” $20.9 million.

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