Russia Box Office: 'Transporter Refueled' Debuts on Top

Bruno Calvo
'The Transporter Refueled'

The Russian horror film 'The Queen of Spades' is in second place.

For the first weekend in months, Russia's box office wasn't dominated by Hollywood fare this past weekend.

The French/Chinese/Belgian co-production The Transporter Refueled debuted on top, and the local horror movie Pikovaya Dama: Cherny Obryad (The Queen of Spades: Black Rite) took second place.

The Luc Besson-produced and co-written action thriller grossed 92.8 million rubles ($1.4 million), according to data from the research company Movie Research.

The Queen of Spades took in 59.4 million rubles ($908,300), which became the best start for a local horror movie ever, according to distributor Volga. The previous record, set by the movie Vedma (Witch), lasted for almost nine years.

Hitman: Agent 47, the previous weekend's champion, was in third place, adding 35.4 million rubles ($541,300) to its gross.

Trainwreck debuted in fourth place with a gross of 24.8 million rubles ($379,200).

Vacation was in fifth place, grossing 22 million rubles ($336,400) in its third weekend in theaters.

For the first time since early summer, the top 10 featured three non-Hollywood movies, two of which were local releases.

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