The premiere of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," in Moscow

A few days ago, in Moscow, in the cinema "October", held premiere of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesĀ» (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). According to the newspaper Financial Times, an event of this magnitude Walt Disney Company is held in Russia for the first time. After just four days after a special premiere at Disneyland park domestic viewers could see the big picture, which they presented the producer Jerry Bruckheimer and, of course, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Despite the fact that the metropolitan audience quite spoiled visits of Hollywood stars, the first official visit of Johnny Depp in Russia - a big event.

Rich Ross, the head of Walt Disney Studios, explained the success of last year's release of the company in Russia and the high expectations this year. "When Captain Jack Sparrow sent to ... a new adventure in the" Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, "we are happy that we have the opportunity to premiere the film in such a wonderful new location," - he added.

Upon learning that Depp and Cruz are sent to Moscow Variety magazine he did not fail to collect some statistics. Based on the information the company Movie Research Co., he said that in the next five years is expected to increase the number of screens in the country by 25%, in this connection, as well as an increase in ticket prices (about a third), fees will rise to 70% presumably . In 2010, the value of the domestic film market exceeded one billion dollars, of which almost 90% were foreign, mainly Hollywood releases.

Not surprisingly, the Walt Disney Company to pay Russia the most attention, because a significant part of the multimillion profits go to her. Previous film studio, which starred Johnny Depp - "Alice in Wonderland" - gathered in our country more than $ 42 million. This was the second result of charges in the domestic box office in 2010, the fifth - in the history of steel. "Pirates" we, too, love - in 2007, the third part of the franchise managed to earn more than $ 30 million. The impressive amount, especially at that time.

Another indication of the special place that Moscow is in the plans of Disney, is that Hollywood stars have visited the capital before heading to the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. It took place on May 14 and the stars of "Pirates" took part in it, presenting a picture out of competition.


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