Transformers: Age of Extinction posted the second biggest opening weekend of all time in Russia with a $21.7 million bow. The film screened in 1,100 locations and registered 80% of its weekend earnings from 3D.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 fell behind the latest Transformers sequel in Russia, where the film settled for second place with a $1.9 million haul. The animated sequel has now grossed a total of $25.8 million in the market.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 ran away with the top spot in Russia after taking a commanding $12.7 million weekend debut, the fifth highest industry opening of all time for an animated film in the market. Russia is currently the top overseas market for the animated sequel. The film has grossed a total of $26.5 million overseas and $76.5 million worldwide.
Edge of Tomorrow posted a strong hold in Russia over the weekend, dropping only 19% from its previous frame to gross $6.1 million from 1,539 screens. The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle has now surpassed the lifetime run of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol in the same market by 31%. Edge of Tomorrow has grossed a cume of $16.4 million in Russia.
Maleficent continues earning in Russia. The Disney film starring Angelina Jolie reached a $32.2 million cume in Russia, currently its second biggest overseas market behind Mexico's $36 million. Maleficent expands to China next weekend and reaches screens in Japan on July 4.