Russia Box Office: 'The Martian' Debuts on Top
'Pan' debuted in a distant second place.
The Martian debuted in the top spot at the Russian box office, marking the best opening-weekend performance in three months.
The sci-fi drama grossed 512.8 million rubles ($8.2 million), according to data from the research company Movie Research, which is the best opening-weekend performance since Minions' all-time opening-weekend record was registered in July. Minions debuted with 864.8 million rubles ($15.2 million).
Warner Bros.' Peter Pan origins film Pan, which had a disastrous opening weekend at the North American box office, debuted in second place, lagging considerably behind. It took in 131.5 million rubles ($2.1 million).
The local sports drama Voin (Warrior), directed by Aleksey Andrianov and produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk's studio Art Pictures, took third place in its second weekend in theaters. It added 41.2 million rubles ($656,000) to its gross.
The Intern stayed in fourth place, where it finished the previous weekend. It added 29 million rubles ($461,000) to its take during its third weekend in theaters.
Legend slipped two positions down to fifth place, taking in 24.8 million rubles ($395,000).
Two local films made the top 10: Andrei Zaitsev's teenage romance story 14+, which premiered at Berlinale, in eighth place, and Stanislav Govorukhin's period drama Konets prekrasnoy epokhi (The Beautiful Epoch's End), in 10th place.