BOX OFFICE ACTUALS: Russian Films Command the Top Three

on March 06, 2013

Last week saw seven -- yes, seven -- new releases hit the box office charts, and the results were heartening to industry observers who've watched Russian films get crowded out of the country's own marketplace. Each film in the top three was a Russian production of co-production, with the naughty comedy What's Happening Men dominating the #1 spot. Behind it were the Moscow subway thriller Metro, now in its second week of release, and the Lenny Harlin co-production The Dyatlov Pass Incident, a found footage horror flick that reimagines the mysterious deaths of a pack of hikers in the Russian mountains. Less fortunate were several smaller U.S. releases like the cartoon Escape From Planet Earth, the Steven Soderbergh drama Side Effects, and the Judd Apatow comedy This is 40. Full box office top ten chart below:

RANK

TITLE

GROSS

TOTAL

WEEKS

1

What's Happening Men

$4.6M

$4.6M

1

2

Metro

$3.0M

$9.0M

2

3

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

$2.6M

$2.6M

1

4

Escape From Planet Earth

$1.2M

$1.2M

1

5

Side Effects

$766K

$766K

1

6

A Good Day to Die Hard

$631K

$12.0M

3

7

This is 40

$535K

$535K

1

8

The Last Stand

$532K

$2.6M

2

9

The Last Exorcism II

$526K

$526K

1

10

Friends: Naki on Monster Island

$378K

$378K

1

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