Guardians of the Galaxy took a $13 million debut in Russia, the largest haul for any of the film’s overseas territories in its day-and-date debut. Guardians finished its first weekend at the box office with a $160.4 million global cume following a stellar $94 million bow from North America.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes grossed $956k from 1,561 screens in its third weekend in Russia, reaching a $20.1 million cume in the market. The film has already grossed twice as much as its predecessor in Russia.
Hercules dominated the Russian box office with a strong $12 million debbut from 930 locations. The film performed well in IMAX, with Russia contributing $1 million from 35 screens, a $30k per-screen average in the format and accounting for half of the cumulative $2 million IMAX gross outside of North America. The stellar bow is 23% above star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's G.I. Joe: Retaliation in the same market and the biggest opening weekend for a The Rock vehicle of all time in Russia.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes relinquished the top spot in Russia to Hercules over the weekend but still put up a fight with a $3.3 million haul from 1,925 screens in its second weekend. The film has already grossed $17.5 million in Russia.
Sex Tape opened in third place in Russia after scoring a $2.6 million debut from 961 screens in the market. The opening haul represents a 64% improvement over the opening weekend of Neighbors and a 3% lead over the debut of The Other Woman in the same market.