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'Pompeii' Sweeps Russia on February 25, 2014
Pompeii blasted through RoboCop to become the top grossing film in Russia
The disaster flick took a #1 debut from the marker after earning $5.8 million from 1,375 screens.
Jose Padilha Receives Warm Welcome in Brazil as 'RoboCop' Overshadows 'Pompeii' on February 25, 2014
RoboCop enjoyed a fantastic start at the Brazilian box office with a #1 opening after facing off against the release of Pompeii. The sci-fi action flick is directed by celebrated Brazilian director Jose Padilha.
Padilha’s RoboCop reboot scored a market-leading $3.46 million opening weekend across 500 screens.
Pompeii disappointed in Brazil, taking a $1.47 million bow from 351 screens, a soft start despite a #2 finish at the box office.
'VIY' Becomes Top Universal Release of All Time in Russia on February 25, 2014
VIY finished its fourth weekend in Russia at the #7 spot with a $724k take from 508 dates.
The 25-day total for the film is $33,723,309, eclipsing Despicable Me 2 as Universal’s most successful release of all time in Russia.