Russia Box Office: 'The Last Witch Hunter' Debuts on Top
The previous weekend's champion, 'Hotel Transylvania 2,' slipped to second place.
The Last Witch Hunter debuted as this past weekend's top-grossing movie in Russia, followed by the previous champion Hotel Transylvania 2.
Breck Eisner's action adventure grossed 271.1 million rubles ($4.3 million) in its first weekend in theaters, according to data from Exhibitor's Bulletin.
The previous weekend's champion, Hotel Transylvania 2, slipped to second place. It added 232.4 million rubles ($3.7 million) to its gross.
Black Mass debuted in third place, substantially lagging behind the first two movies. The crime drama took in 65.3 million rubles ($1.04 million) in its opening weekend.
The Martian stayed in the top five for a fourth weekend in a row. After two weekends on top it was in third place the previous weekend and slipped one position down to fourth place this past weekend. The movie added 41.2 million rubles ($657,800) to its gross.
The local movie Bez granits (Without Frontiers) stayed on the top five for a second week in a row, a rare achievement for a Russian film this year. The comedy directed by Karen Oganesyan, Rezo Gigineishvili and Roman Prygunov slipped from fourth to fifth place, adding 37.8 million rubles ($603,500) to its take.
The only other local film in the top 10 was the animated film Krepost (Fortress), which debuted in seventh place.