Star Trek Into Darkness is poised for a $9M opening weekend according to official sources. The film will likely unseat Iron Man 3 as the top movie at the Russian box office. Star Trek Into Darkness will compete with the opening of The Great Gatsby for the top spot. Both new releases should combine to affect Iron Man 3's screen count and weekend gross, slowing down the superhero film as it nears $50M in the Russian market.
The Great Gatsby showed strong opening day numbers in Russia, bringing in $2.6M in a packed weekend. The Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle faces strong competition from hold-overs like domestic hit Legend No. 17 and Iron Man 3, both films have been dominating the box office in recent weeks. The hot numbers from new release Star Trek Into Darkness will likely prevent Gatsby from getting the weekend's top spot in Russia.
Iron Man 3 broke the $40 million mark in Russia ahead of the weekend. The superhero film will face its first serious challenge at the Russian box office this weekend with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. This will be a vital weekend for Iron Man 3 in Russia as it sets its sights on the $50 million mark.
Iron Man 3 scored another big weekend in Russia to lead the box office for the second consecutive week. The superhero film grossed just under $10 million over the weekend to bring its Russian total to $38.3 million. Iron Man's performance hasn't distracted the strong run of domestic hockey biopic Legend No. 17, which grossed another $2.6 million in its fourth week to reach a $27.4 million total. The Russian film is on track to outgross The Croods; the animated film has been a success in its own right, grossing a total of $28.2 million after nine weeks in the Russian market.
Spring Breakers disappointed in its opening weekend, averaging $1,810 across 402 screens. Pain & Gain stumbled in its third week, falling 72% and slowing down its successful run after grossing a $7.1 million cume. Oblivion has grossed $19 million in Russia despite a steep fall in recent weeks. The Tom Cruise film should be able to reach the $20 million mark before the end of its run, making Russia one of the few remaining territories where Cruise's star-power still retains its luster.
Box office results for Russia. May 10-12, 2013.
Stalingrad, the big budget Russian WW2 epic, is set for a domestic release later this year. The film's explosive new trailer showcases some of the production's impressive visuals and special-effects that will be featured in the battle scenes. Stalingrad is the first Russian feature film to be released in the IMAX 3D format and will be distributed in the region by Sony Pictures International.