Russia Box Office: 'Hitman: Agent 47' Debuts On Top
A local film, 'Serafima's Extraordinary Travel,' reaches the top five for the first time in weeks.
Hitman: Agent 47 debuted on top in Russia on September's first weekend, which local distributors dubbed "the year's weakest weekend." The crime thriller grossed 126 million rubles ($1.9 million), according to data from Exhibitor's Bulletin.
It was followed by the previous weekend's champion Vacation. The comedy added 60 million rubles ($901,000) to its take, which has now reached 238 million rubles ($3.4 million) in the country.
In third place was The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which added 30 million rubles ($450,000) to its gross during the fourth weekend in theaters.
American Ultra was in fourth place with 24.9 million rubles ($373,000).
For the first time in weeks, a Russian film was able to make the top five. The animated film Serafima's Extraordinary Travel, which debuted in sixth place the previous weekend, was now fifth, taking in 22.6 million rubles ($338,000). The children's fantasy was directed by Sergei Antonov and distributed by Central Partnership.
The Russia-Ireland co-production Moscow Never Sleeps, the first Russian film to receive funding from Eurimages, debuted in 12th place, grossing 6 million rubles ($91,000).