On January 27, in Bulgaria there was a theatrical release of the third movie of the most successful animated franchise by Wizart Animation – The Snow Queen. At its opening weekend the movie earned €50 thousand, which is an absolute record for the independent animation in that territory for the latest 20 years. According to the weekend results, the new story about Kai and Gerda’s adventures became one of the top three box-office movies in Bulgaria overtaking the action movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter released at the same time.
Emil Simeonov, the General Producer of the distribution company Profilms, told us about the success of the Russian cartoon: The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice was released with the support from BTV, the largest TV channel in the country. This kind of results right at the beginning means a huge success for both the Russian movie industry in Bulgaria and us, movie distributors. The animated movie was already attended by over 10 000 viewers and we’re expecting that the audience’s interest will only be growing during the cinema distribution period.”
The third Snow Queen movie got great results in the Romania too. The Russian animated movie was released in its cinemas at the beginning of January, earned over $430 thousand and was one of the top 10 box-office movies for 4 weeks and says about high quality of the Russian animation and the positive reactions by the audience.
At the moment the whole box office earnings of The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice abroad amount to over $4 million. The animated movie by Wizart Animation will continue to seize new international markets – the releases in France, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey and other countries are next to come!