The fantasy epic where the forces of light are put against the forces of dark with the future of mankind at stake shattered all Russian box-office records when it opened in Moscow just over a year ago. The film took in about $35 million domestically.<br>
The films producers, First Channel and Fox Searchlight, have hopes that the shorter international version of “Day Watch” will repeat the success of the original film of the franchise, “Night Watch.”<br>
“Night Watch” did very well in German sales last year and the decision for a Berlinale launch for the sequel reflects the film’s success.
Fox representatives were reserved Wednesday regarding releasing information about the exact schedule for the European roll out for “Day Watch,” which is set for autumn, but press reaction to today’s screening, immediately followed by a press conference with the director and producers, is likely to be closely watched.