Lucy takes a commanding debut from Russia, grossing $9.6 million from 1,014 dates to take over the #1 spot in the market. Luc Besson's action flick scored the biggest 2D opening of the year and became the second biggest 2D non-franchise opener behind 2012. The big debut put Lucy in charge of 75% of Russia's weekend market share.
Dolphin Tale 2 couldn't find much of an audience in its Russian debut, opening to a $472k haul. The first Dolphin Tale film took a $1 million premiere from Russia in 2011. The film has grossed $1.3 million from its first seven overseas markets and $17.8 million globally from its day-and-date release.
A $1.8 million debut launched Let’s Be Cops to #3 in the Russia’s box office chart over the weekend. The comedy screened across 1,016 screens in the market and finished behind Planes: Fire and Rescue and Deliver Us From Evil in the race for the weekend box office crown. Let’s Be Cops has grossed $9.7 million overseas and $67 million worldwide.
If I Stay came strikingly close to scoring a top 3 debut in Russia. The teen drama grossed $1.2 million from 201k admissions across 559 screens, falling just short of the $1.8 million grossed by #3 film Let’s Be Cops. The film took a $4.6 million debut in its first 10 overseas markets and has grossed $34.4 million worldwide.
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took a strong hit in its second weekend in Russia. The former #1 film posted a $1 million haul in its second frame from 1,623 screens. The film has grossed a total of $5.8 million in the market.