Russia Box Office: 'The Angry Birds Movie' Debuts With $5.5M

Angry Birds Movie H 2014
Columbia Pictures and Rovio

Angry Birds Movie H 2014

The pic once again proved that animation is a safe bet in Russia.

Sony's The Angry Birds Movie came in at No. 1 at the Russian box office over the weekend.

Like just about any Hollywood family animation movie released in Russia, the best-selling video game's adaptation, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, did well in theaters, grossing $5.5 million.

Captain America: Civil War slid to second place. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic took in $2.6 million in its second outing for a cume of $14.4 million.

The local plane-crash blockbuster Ekipazh (Crew) fell to No. 3. The remake of Alexander Mitta's 1979 movie of the same title grossed $1.1 million in its fourth frame for a cume of $21.5 million.

The French comedy Un homme a la hauteur debuted at No. 4. The pic, directed by Laurent Tirard took in $268,000.

A Hologram for the King, Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of a novel by Dave Eggers, starring Tom Hanks, opened in fifth place with $188,000.