Local hit Battle for Sevastepol took the back seat to the monster debut of Furious 7 in Russia. Last weekend's box office champion settled for a $980k hold from 1,555 screens in its second frame, raising its total to a $5.28 million cume.
The Battle of Sevastopol, a biographical war film about Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, took in $3.2 million to earn the top spot at the Russian box office this weekend. The film is a co-production between Russia and the Ukraine, with the latter contributing $284K in ticket sales.
The Boy Next Door opened in Russia well ahead of studio expectations with $568K, good enough for #4 in the market. The film's overseas haul is now $11.08M and it has grossed $46.5M globally.
Home held onto the #1 spot in Russia this weekend with $3.38M on 1,833 screens. That total is down only 36% from last weekend and brings the film's cume to $10.91M. Home is currently enjoying a strong run in North America as well, following a strong $54 million weekend debut.
Home had a strong start in Russia following a #1 debut on the market. The film grossed $4.2 million from 2,157 screens -well ahead of comparable titles such as Rio (+100%), The Croods (+107%) and The LEGO Movie (+286%).