Russia Box Office: 'Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation' On Top Thanks to Previews
The Tom Cruise film topped the charts a week before its official release.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has become the weekend's top grossing movie in Russia a week before its official release, thanks to preview screenings.
The fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise grossed 62 million rubles ($985,000), according to the federal movie theater reporting database.
The movie was followed by Self/less, which debuted with a gross of 51.3 million ($815,000).
In third place was the previous weekend's champion Pixels, which added 51.2 million rubles ($814,000) to the 146 million rubles ($2.32 million) it raked in the week before.
Minions took fourth place, grossing 40.4 million rubles ($642,000) in its fourth weekend in theaters. The movie is among the highest grossing movies, following Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron and also holds an all-time best opening weekend record.
In fifth place was Ant-Man, which grossed 38.6 million ($613,000) during the third weekend of its theater run.
No Russian movie was able to make top-10 this weekend.
The preview weekend's performance of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation could mean that the movie is up for setting new box office records in Russia when it is officially released this Thursday, predicted the local trade journal Exhibitor's Bulletin.