Russia Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Knocks 'Spectre' From Top Spot

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer - H 2015

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer - H 2015

The film nabbed $6 million during its first weekend.

Russian cinema audiences welcomed the final episode of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 2.

The film nabbed $6.3 million (433 million rubles) over the weekend, adding to the thriller's worldwide gross that already stands at more than $247 million, according to figures from Russian analysts Movie Research.

The appetite for fresh fantasy and excitement knocked 007 to second place after two weeks at the top for Spectre. The latest in the James Bond franchise took $954,000 (65.4 million rubles) to give it a cumulative $10 million in its three weeks on release in Russia so far.

Local family cartoon, Savva: Heart of the Warrior, executive produced by Fedor Bondarchuk's Art Pictures Studio, dropped down to third place with $89,000 (61 million rubles).

Billy Ray's murder thriller, The Secret in Their Eyes, starring Julia Roberts, nabbed $421,000 (28.9 million rubles) in its debut. 

Fifth on the chart was another new release, sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, starring Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg and the late Robin Williams, which took $321,000 (22 million rubles).