The ranking of the most commercially successful Russian film Directors, compiled by Forbes, was headed by Timur Bekmambetov. The top three also included Levan Gabriadze and Fyodor Bondarchuk
Russian Forbes magazine first made a rating of the most commercially successful Directors. The main indicator of the success of the magazine has selected the positive difference between the budgets spent on film production, and revenue at the box office. Revenues from sales of rights to TV channels in ranking were not taken into account for its compilation were taken pictures taken after 2000.
First place in the ranking by a large margin took Timur Bekmambetov, whose films brought $430 million in revenue. The most successful film Bekmambetov — “wanted” with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, has grossed $341,4 million more than the cost of its production.
In second place was the art Director of the company Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs Production of Levan Gabriadze, who at age 17 made his debut in the role of “Fiddler” in the cult film “kin-DZA-DZA”. His films have fetched $79,3 million, $64 of which earned the picture of the “Remove from friends”.
Fyodor Bondarchuk took the Forbes third place with a total value of $70 million According to the publication, the top-grossing film “Stalingrad” brought in $69 million Next in the ranking followed by Nikolay Lebedev (“wolfhound of the Grey Dogs”), Dmitry Dyachenko (“what men still talk”), Zhora Krizovnicka (“Kiss!”).
The publication notes that the evaluation criterion was “solely commercial success of the films that took our heroes”. “To assess the artistic value of the highest-grossing pictures we not taken — leave it to the professionals. Therefore, the names of many famous Russian Directors, recognized by the world community: Andrey Zvyagintsev, film Director Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrei Konchalovsky, Alexander Sokurov and others”, — explained the authors of the rating.
The rankings, the publication used information, “Kinopoisk” and “Booker’s Bulletin”, and then these figures were compared with data of manufacturers.