The Hangover Part III led the pack in Russia last weekend, posting $8.6 million debut with no other major new releases to compete against. It is the biggest opening of all time for an R rated comedy in Russia. The opening for the last installment of the Hangover trilogy grossed 529% above its original and 104% ahead of the sequel.
Fast & Furious 6 continued making a mark at the box office, grossing $5.2 million over the weekend despite a 70% drop. The action film has now grossed $28.3 million in Russia after only two weeks. Epic had a big boost in its second week and posted a $4.8 million bump to take its total to $8 million. The Great Gatsby added $1.5 million in its third week to see its cume reach $14.2 million. Gatsby has enjoyed more success than Star Trek Into Darkness; the sci-fi sequel has grossed $10.2 million in the same timeframe and has slowed down significantly with a 76% fall and a $382k weekend.
Box Office Results for Russia. May 31- June 2, 2013.
The Hangover Part III was the top film in Russia, grossing $9.3 million on its opening weekend. The film saw a 529% improvement over the original's premiere and a 104% boost above the previous installment. Epic had a very positive debut in russia with a $7.9 million opening weekend. Fast & Furious 6 was among the strongest hold-overs, adding $5.4 million en route to a $28.5 million cume. The Great Gatsby held above the $1 million mark, posting a $1.1 million weekend to take its cume to $13.8 million.
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Fast & Furious 6 sped through the Russian box office last weekend, grossing a massive $17.7 million in its opening weekend. The film premiered in 900 screens, less than The Great Gatsby or Star Trek Into Darkness, and easily finished the weekend leading the per-screen average race with $19,746. The Great Gatsby placed second with the smallest drop from all of the weekend's hold-overs, falling 41% for a $3.3 million weekend and $11.3 million Russian cume. Russia is Gatsby's second-most important market, behind the United Kingdom. Epic premiered in third place with $1.9 million. Star Trek Into Darkness suffered a steep 73% drop in its second week, grossing $1.6 million over the weekend. It's an alarming slide for the sci-fi sequel, which has grossed a $9.2 million cume in Russia and looks to have run out of steam as public interest has waned early on. Iron Man 3 had its first weekend under the $1 million mark, dropping 72% and reaching a $43.6 million cume. The $50 million mark looks to be out of reach for Iron Man 3 in Russia.
Box Office Results for Russia. May 24-26, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness came out on top after going head-to-head with The Great Gatsby in Russia. A close battle for the top spot saw both films in a heated competition where Star Trek's higher screen count proved to be the difference. The sci-fi sequel grossed $6.1 million but fell behind Gatsby's market-leading $4,438 per-screen average. The screen count suggests Gatsby could have potentially won the top spot in Russia if it had played in more locations. The new releases saw Iron Man 3 slide to third place after a 76% drop, reaching a $42 million total in Russia. Domestic hockey biopic Legend No. 17 had its first weekend under $1 million in its fifth week in release. The Russian film will have few complaints after scoring an impressive $28.5 million cume in its home country.
Box Office Results for Russia. May 17-19, 2013.
Iron Man 3 faced its biggest competition at the Russian box office this weekend, facing off against big opening days from Star Trek Into Darkness and The Great Gatsby. The superhero film was still able to retain some of its drawing power, however, reaching a $42.2 million total in the Russian market.