Russia Box Office: 'Deadpool' Sets Opening-Weekend Record

Deadpool Still 8 - H 2016
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Deadpool Still 8 - H 2016

The movie beat the previous mark set by 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

Fox's Deadpool debuted atop the Russian box office, becoming the market's highest-grossing movie in its opening weekend ever. Ryan Reynolds' anti-hero pic based on the Marvel comic-book character took in 957.4 million rubles ($13.1 million).

The previous opening-weekend record was set in December by Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, which grossed $12.3 million, according to data from research company Movie Research.

Kung Fu Panda 3 stayed in the top five for a third weekend running. The latest installment in the animated franchise slipped to second place after two weekends at No. 1, grossing another $1.4 million for a cume of $11.1 million.

Christian Ditter's comedy How to Be Single debuted in third place, taking in $1 million.

Craig Gillespie's The Finest Hours slipped to fourth place. The action-drama starring Casey Affleck added another $605,000 for a cume of $2.8 million.

Local movie 30 svidaniy (30 Dates) followed at No. 5 with $308,000, for a gross of $1.2 million to date.