RUSSIA: 'World War Z' is the Biggest Non-Franchise Opening of the Year

on July 03, 2013

WWZStill.jpgWorld War Z became the biggest non-franchise opener in Russia and Brad Pitt's biggest debut in the territory after posting an $11.5 million opening weekend. World War Z grossed nearly three times the amount of Monsters University's second weekend, both films posted a similar screen count. Monsters U earned $4.1 million to take its Russian total to $15.3 million.

The WWZ debut was a big hit for Man of Steel. The Superman reboot fell a whopping 74% in its second weekend, adding $1.5 million to take its total to $9.3 million. Now You See Me grossed $1.1 million over the weekend to take its Russian cume to an impressive $18 million. Unfortunately, the high grosses of the top four films meant paltry takes for everything else in release. The bottom half of the top ten is completely made up by films that grossed under $200k.

Weekend Box Office Results for Russia. June 28-30, 2013

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Tags: Now You See Me, Man of Steel, Monsters University, World War Z, CountryRussia

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