22 Jump Street impressed with a $4.1 million haul in a #2 debut from Russia that saw the comedy behind the blockbuster bow of the latest Transformers film. The Russian premiere of 22 Jump Street nearly doubled the $2.4 million opening weekend of the original in the same market and has already outgrossed the running tally of $3.5 million earned by rival comedy Neighbors.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 finished its fourth weekend in Russia with a $1 million haul amidst strong competition from the second weekend of Transformers: Age of Extinction and newcomer 22 Jump Street. The animated sequel settled for third place in a hold that included screenings across 1,326 locations. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed a total of $27.9 million in Russia.
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.