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Russian Cinema Chain Backs Away From Piracy

Universal's "Minions: The Rise of Gru"

Russian cinemas have taken a financial hit since Hollywood studios halted the release of new films, following Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine on 24th of February this year. Over 70% of the cinema box office in Russia has historically depended on Hollywood titles.

Now, Russia’s largest multiplex operator has abandoned plans to show Hollywood films by utilising a loophole of dubious copyright legality. United chain Kino Park and Formula Kino was getting ready to screen Universal Picture and Illumination’s “Minions: the Rise of Gru” as a “cinema product.” However, the plan was abandoned at the last minute at the behest of the company’s board.

Source : Celluloid Junkie