Maleficent took a commanding lead at the Russian box office with a blockbuster $11.5 million debut. It is the biggest live-action debut for Angelina Jolie in the market, going as far as outgrossing the lifetime run of Salt in Russia. Maleficent claimed the top spot despite facing strong competition from the second weekend of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the debut of Neighbors.
Neighbors opened in third place in Russia with a $1.5 million bow from 568 dates. The comedy was able to perform well despite Maleficent's blockbuster $11.5 million opening in the market and a solid second weekend hold from X-Men: Days of Future Past in the market.
X-Men: Days of Future Past earned $3.6 million from 2,230 screens in its second weekend in Russia. The film has now grossed a total of $17.2 million in the market.
X-Men Days of Future Past took a $10.3 million debut in Russia, leading the market with an opening weekend that eclipses recent superhero titles like The Amazing Spider-man 2 (10%) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (+33%). The weekend results give the latest installment of the X-Men franchise its strongest bow in the series from the Russian market.
Godzilla continues to draw big numbers in Russia. The monster movie grossed $2.5 million from 1,580 screens, finishing in second place in the market. The film has grossed a total of $13.2 million to date.