Noah took a thundering $17.2 million debut in Russia, becoming the biggest non-sequel opener of all time in the market and registering the fourth highest debut of any film in the market's history. The biblical epic recorded Paramount's biggest opening weekend of all time in the market.
Rio 2 posted a strong hold despite Noah flooding most of the country's screens. The animated sequel earned $6.3 million in its first hold from 2,478 screens and crossed the $20 million mark after only ten days in release. Rio 2 has grossed a total of $21 million in Russia. The Raid 2 opened in limited release and finished its first weekend in the market with a $316k bow.
Top 10 Films in Russia. March 28-30, 2014.
Noah took a thundering start in Russia, posting the biggest opening of all time for a non-sequel and the #4 opening of any film to ever hit the market. The biblical epic collected a $17.2 million haul from its Russian debut, making it the largest opening weekend ever for Paramount in Russia. Noah’s opening figures are 181% higher than Inception and 165% ahead of Gravity.
Rio 2 enjoyed another strong weekend in Russia, adding $6.2 million from 2,478 screens in its first hold to cross the $20 million mark after only ten days in release. The animated sequel has now grossed a total of $21.1 million in Russia. Russia represents the bulk of the film’s early overseas gross, responsible for over two thirds of the film’s $30 million take from 3 markets.
Noah took a thundering lead at the Russian box office after enjoying a $2.75 million opening day, making it the #4 biggest non-holiday debut of all-time in the market.
Noah's opening day figures are already 250% above Gravity ($1.1M Opening Day) and 50% ahead of Inception ($1.8M Opening Day).
The Biblical epic has grossed $22 million ahead of its release in North America, including strong runs in South Korea ($10.2M) and Mexico ($8M).
Rio 2 took a $9.9 million opening weekend from 2,478 screens in Russia. The strong debut is a positive sign for the animated sequel considering the start of school holidays in the country this week. The original Rio took a $9.3 million debut in the market and finished its theatrical run with a $24.8 million cume.