RUSSIA: 'Stalingrad' Breaks $30M

on October 23, 2013

stalingrad.jpgStalingrad broke through the $30 million mark in Russia. The WWII epic is Russia’s submission to the Academy Awards and is on track to become the year’s top grossing film in the territory if it continues its current momentum. An $11.8 million weekend in 1500 screens led to yet another dominating performance in the per-screen average column with a $7,891 result.

Escape Plan opened in second place with a solid $3.1 million take from 718 screens. The action film’s $4,373 per-screen average was second only to Stalingrad in the category. Gravity continued to show its resiliency with a $2.2 million hold in its third frame. The sci-fi film has struggled to take over the 3D market in Russia, going head-to-head with the IMAX 3D release of Stalingrad. Gravity’s $17.9 million cume is only a bit more than half of Stalingrad’s total, an unfortunate result of a tight release window between the two 3D films.

Rush couldn’t find enough space in the packed market to make a significant impact, opening in fourth place with a $1.9 million bow. Ron Howard’s F1 biopic earned $1.4 million of that figure over the weekend. Fellow openers Romeo and Juliet and The World’s End saw modest business in their limited release debut, neither of them grossing above the half-million mark. 

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