OREANDA-NEWS Russian cinema at the end of 2018 set box office and audience records, reported on Wednesday on the website of the cinema Fund.

"At the end of 2018, the Russian cinema has again updated the box office and audience records," the report said. - Total box office domestic films exceeded 13.8 billion rubles, and the total attendance - 57.9 million viewers, surpassing last year's figures by 6.1% and 5.8%, respectively (13.02 billion rubles, 54.7 million viewers). Last year, the share of Russian cinema in the country's cinemas reached 28.9% in the number of visits and 27.5% in the box office.

Eight paintings in 2018 collected in the box office more than 1 billion rubles. These included two films of Russian production - "Movement up" (2.9 billion rubles, including fees in 2017) and "Ice" (1.4 billion rubles). These films attracted 11.5 million and 6 million viewers respectively to the country's cinemas.

The ten largest films in terms of audience in 2018 also included pictures "Venom" (7.1 million people), "Avengers: Infinity War" (6.6 million people), "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" (5.4 million), "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" ( 5.4 million people), "Deadpool 2" (4,8 million), "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (4.1 million people), "Incredibles 2" (4 million) and "Bohemian Rhapsody" (3.5 million people).

It is noted that in 2018, the total volume of the film distribution market decreased in fees and the number of viewers. "The decline is due to the fall of foreign cinema by 10.3% in the number of viewers and 10.1% in the volume of the box office (142.4 million viewers in 2018 against 158.8 million viewers in 2017 and 36.4 billion rubles against 40.6 billion rubles, respectively),-said the Fund. - Among other factors that have had a serious impact on the decline in performance, we can call the holding of the world Cup in our country, as well as the tragedy in the shopping center "Winter cherry", which had a negative impact on cinema attendance."