'Riddick' Dethrones '2 Guns' for #1 with $4.3M Debut on September 16, 2013


riddickfbtwitterreportcard.jpgRiddick stole the top spot at the Russian box office from 2 Guns with a $4.3 million bow from 926 screens. The sci-fi action flick will hope to add to its impressive debut in the coming weeks. 


Despicable Me 2 finished last weekend in third place with a $1 million take from 449 locations. The Minions have earned $33 million in the market after 32 days in release. Despicable Me 2 is Universal's highest-grossing film of all time in Russia.


Latest Cumulative Totals in Russia:


  • Monsters University: $20.9M
  • We're the Millers: $16.5M
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: $12.1M
  • The Conjuring: $10M
  • Planes: $5M



'Grown Ups 2' Surpasses Lifetime Gross of Original in Russia on September 10, 2013

Grown Ups 2 surpassed the lifetime total of the original in Russia after ten days in release. A $1.7 million hold pushed the film's total gross in the market to $7.2 million, a 23% improvement above the final tally from its predecessor.


Despicable Me 2 posted a strong hold in its fourth weekend in Russia, posting a $1.4 million tally from 968 locations for a $31.4 million cume after 25 days in release. Despicable Me 2 is the second highest grossing release of all time for Universal behind this summer's Fast & Furious 6.


Kick-Ass 2 had a disappointing opening, earning $1 million from 672 screens. Other cumulative totals in the market following the weekend include $4.2 million for Planes, $10 million for The Conjuring, $11.6 million for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $15.7 million for We're the Millers, and $20.9 million for Monsters University

TOP STORIES: St. Petersburg Prepares for an Important Month on September 04, 2013

The North Seas Forum, an event set to launch in conjunction with this month's St. Petersburg International Film Festival, will look to establish closer ties between industry professionals from Northern Europe. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kino Expo gears up for its 15th edition, bringing together industry professionals from Russia and the CIS countries. [FilmJournal]

St. Petersburg's POV Development Fund backs three projects with a total of $86,000 [Screen International]


TODAY TOP STORIES: Russia Looking to Boost Domestic Production on August 30, 2013

Russia is looking for domestic films to tap into the box office potential of their market [Variety].


Decisions have been made on the Russian projects to receive state funding [The Hollywood Reporter]

'Despicable Me 2' Stays on Top in Russia on August 26, 2013

The Minions began the weekend as the second-highest grossing film in the world. They ended the weekend with a second consecutive #1 victory in Russia. Despicable Me 2 grossed $5.8 million from 957 locations in its second weekend, a  52% drop that raised its 11-day total to $22.8 million. 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters had a good opening in Russia, bowing with a $4.9 million take from 1,920 screens. We're the Millers fell 23% in its second weekend to gross $2.55 million from 720 screens. It was a good hold for the comedy, which has already reached an $11.4 million cume in the market. Monsters University finished the weekend with a $20.9 million total, while Pacific Rim trails with $20.5 million, and The Conjuring nears a milestone with a $9.8 million cume.

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