'Stalingrad,' a love story set in 1942, sets Russia box office record

Oct. 27, 2013 at 2:18 PM

MOSCOW, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- "Stalingrad," a Russian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, is the highest grossing box office film in Russia's history, industry representatives said.

As of Friday, the film had grossed $38.49 million.

The previous leader was "The Irony of Fate 2," which grossed $38.46 million, RIA Novosti reported

"Stalingrad," a love story set in 1942, is the country's first IMAX 3D product.

The film had a $30 million budget, which was partially funded by the state.

The movie received mediocre reviews in the media, RIA Novosti said, and it is the country's submission for foreign-language Oscar.

Oscar nominees will be announced in mid-January.

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