Hollywood blockbuster routinely blow past the threshold, making the law a rather transparent attempt to limit their presence in Russia. The recent Pirates of the Caribbean film took 56% of screening the week of its release.
June 8, 2017
‘As Russia tries to protect the local film industry from Hollywood competition, a draft legislation has been penned, stipulating that any single movie released theatrically in the country can take no more than 35 percent of all screenings on any given day.
The culture ministry, which proposed the legislation, explained it by the need to “ensure diversity of movies available in theaters.”‘