Russia Box Office: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Bows at No. 1 With $3.5M
However, the pic's performance was lackluster compared with similar movies and previous weekend champions.
Independence Day: Resurgence debuted atop the Russian box office over the weekend, but its performance was lackluster.
The Fox sequel, directed by Roland Emmerich, grossed $3.5 million, which was less than the opening-weekend figures for similar movies, such as San Andreas or Edge of Tomorrow.
The figure was just slightly better than the debut weekend gross of the previous frame's champion, Disney's Finding Dory, which scored the lowest-opening gross for a film placing No. 1 in 10 weeks.
Andrew Stanton's sequel to the 2003 Pixar hit Finding Nemo, Finding Dory slipped to No. 2, taking in $1.7 million in its second session for a cume of $6.4 million.
Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2 fell to third place, collecting $969,000 in its third outing for a cume of $14.1 million.
James Wan's The Conjuring 2 dipped to No. 4, as the Warner Bros. follow-up to the original 2013 horror hit took in $750,000 in its second frame for a cume of $3.2 million.
The local comedy Zavtrak u papy (Breakfast at Dad's), directed by Maria Kravchenko, opened in fifth place with $481,000.