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The box office of “The Master and Margarita” exceeded 1.5 billion rubles

According to the UAIS, as of February 14, 22-00 Moscow time, the box office receipts of the film “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Lokshin exceeded 1.5 billion rubles. It took the film less than a month to achieve this result.

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Vedomosti notes that “The Master and Margarita” became the first Russian film with an age rating of “18+” to gross 1 billion rubles.

Since 2015 (the launch date of the UAIS), nine more foreign releases with an “18+” rating have also collected more than a billion in Russian box office, of which Todd Phillips’ “Joker” remains the highest-grossing. His box office amounted to almost 1.9 billion rubles.

The premiere of Mikhail Lokshin’s film also provoked an increase in sales of Mikhail Bulgakov’s original work. In “Read-Gorod” sales increased by 4.9 times, in “Respublika” – by 4.6 times, on Wildberries – by 6 times.

The main role in “The Master and Margarita” was played by the German actor August Diehl (“Inglourious Basterds” by Tarantino), and the Master and Margarita were played by Evgeny Tsyganov and Yulia Snigir. The film also stars Yuri Kolokolnikov, Leonid Yarmolnik, Igor Vernik, Marat Basharov and Polina Aug.

 

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