Russia Box Office: ‘The Revenant’ Tops Weekend

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Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' came in second.

The Revenant topped the Russian box office this past weekend, running ahead of The Hateful Eight and Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s survival thriller grossed $2.76 million (222.4 million rubles) in its second weekend in theaters, according to data from research company Movie Research. The movie has grossed $10.5 million (846.7 million rubles) to date.

The Hateful Eight opened in the second place, grossing $1.76 million (141.6 million rubles). Quentin Tarantino’s Western is likely to be the director’s lowest-grossing movie in Russia in dollar terms since 2007’s Death Proof. A recent drop in the value of the Russian currency has had an impact here.

Walt Becker’s Chipmunks family animation film was third in its opening frame. It took in $1.71 million (137.2 billion rubles) this weekend.

Creed debuted in fourth place. Ryan Coogler’s sports drama grossed $1.7 million (137.2 million rubles).

The only local movie in the top five was Samy luchshi den (The Best Day Ever), produced by Timur Bekmambetov's company Bazelevs and directed by Zhora Kryzhovnikov.

The karaoke-themed comedy added $326,600 (26.3 million rubles) to its take in its third week in theaters, and its total gross is $8.7 million (701.6 million rubles).