Jose Padilha Receives Warm Welcome in Brazil as 'RoboCop' Overshadows 'Pompeii' on February 25, 2014

robocop.jpgRoboCop enjoyed a fantastic start at the Brazilian box office with a #1 opening after facing off against the release of Pompeii. The sci-fi action flick is directed by celebrated Brazilian director Jose Padilha. 

Padilha’s RoboCop reboot scored a market-leading $3.46 million opening weekend across 500 screens. 

Pompeii disappointed in Brazil, taking a $1.47 million bow from 351 screens, a soft start despite a #2 finish at the box office.

'Pompeii' Sweeps Russia on February 25, 2014

Pompeii blasted through RoboCop to become the top grossing film in Russia

The disaster flick took a #1 debut from the marker after earning $5.8 million from 1,375 screens.

'Monuments Men' Takes Off in Russia on February 25, 2014

Monuments Men opened in over 1,000 screens Russia for a $1.24 million debut. The George Clooney film opened in 29 new markets over the weekend, including Russia, to reach a $25.9 overseas total.

'RoboCop' Suffers 72% Slide in Second Russian Weekend on February 25, 2014

robocop.jpgRoboCop added $1.6 million to its Russian during its first hold in the market.

The film played in 1,153 screens and suffered a 72% slide from its successful opening weekend.

RoboCop has grossed a total of $8.4 million after its first two frames in Russia.


'VIY' Becomes Top Universal Release of All Time in Russia on February 25, 2014

VIY finished its fourth weekend in Russia at the #7 spot with a $724k take from 508 dates.

The 25-day total for the film is $33,723,309, eclipsing Despicable Me 2 as Universal’s most successful release of all time in Russia.

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