'47 Ronin' Challenges for the Top Spot in Russia on January 13, 2014

47ronin.jpgEarly numbers place 47 Ronin in a head-to-head battle for the #1 film of the weekend in Russia for a second consecutive frame.

The action film grossed $3.7 million at 892 dates to break the $20 million mark and reach a $22.4 million cume after twelve days in release.

Weekend actuals from the Russian box office will be posted on Wednesday.


TOP STORIES: 'Stalingrad' Set for US Release on January 10, 2014

  • Stalingrad receives U.S. release date. [Variety]
  • Russia boosts state funding to domestic productions. [Variety]



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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Becomes Biggest WB Release of All Time in Russia on January 06, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the biggest Warner Brothers film of all time in Russia.

The film enjoyed a 52% boost from its previous frame to gross $9.7 million over the weekend. The Desolation of Smaug has now grossed a total of $42 million in Russia.   

'47 Ronin' Enjoys Strong Russian Debut on January 05, 2014

47 Ronin hasn't been the global hit that Universal was expecting. The action flick starring Keanu Reeves has struggled in North America with $32.6 million. Overseas numbers aren't promising either, as 47 Ronin has thus far generated a total of $51.3 million across 34 territories.

Russia, however, welcomed the film with a strong $13.1 million opening across 886 dates in its first five days in release. The big debut coincided with Russia's national holidays, which run through January 8.


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