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The spy story’s take exceeded the forecast from Russia’s leading industry journal, Exhibitors’ Bulletin, which predicted that the movie would gross 180 million rubles ($2.7 million).
The previous weekend’s champion Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was in second place, adding 90 million rubles ($1.4 million) to its gross on its second weekend in theaters.
The Gift debuted in third place with 21 million rubles ($319,500), followed by the year’s highest grossing movie to date, Minions. The spinoff of Despicable Me added another 18.7 million rubles ($284,500) to its total gross.
Irrational Man was in fifth place with 15.2 million rubles ($231,000). This was the worst ever start for a Woody Allen movie in Russia, and it is predicted to become Allen’s first film to gross under $1 million here.
Just like several previous weekends earlier this summer, this one was bad for Russian movies, none of which was able to reach top 10.
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