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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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