Russia Box Office: 'Everest ' Climbs to the Top

The previous weekend's champion 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' slipped to second place.

Everest climbed to the top of the Russian box office this past weekend when it opened in regular theaters following an IMAX-only release the previous week.

The adventure drama grossed 285 million rubles ($4.3 million), according to data from the research company Movie Research, showing the best opening-weekend performance since this year's box office champion, Minions, was released two and a half months ago.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the previous weekend's champion, was in second place, adding 100.6 million rubles ($1.5 million) to its gross.

The Intern debuted in third place, grossing 89.5 million rubles ($1.4 million).

It was followed by Pay the Ghost, which grossed 14.9 million rubles ($227,000) in its opening weekend in theaters.

The Chinese animated film Tu Xia Chuan Qi: Qing Li Chuan Shuo (Legend of a Rabbit: The Martial of Fire), which debuted the previous weekend in fifth place, remained there, adding 12.9 million rubles ($196,000) to its take.

Two local movies, Svyatoslav Podgayevsky's horror film Pikovaya Dama: Cherny Obryad (The Queen of Spades: Black Rite) and Andrei Proshkin's comedy Orlean, made the top 10.