Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel broke the $20 million mark overseas last weekend as it continues posting impressive per-screen averages throughout North America. The film maintained its global popularity in Russia, where Grand Budapest Hotel took a $1.2 million opening weekend from only 554 screens, resulting in a $2,178 per-screen average.
300: Rise of an Empire took second place over the weekend with a $3 million haul from 1,399 screens. The 300 sequel has grossed $14.6 million in Russia.
Pompeii recorded a $950k weekend in Russia, bringing its running total up to $10.7 million.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman opened head-to-head against 300: Rise of an Empire, settling for second place with a $4.46 million bow from 2,016 screens.
It's a strong debut despite the second place finish, as the animated film recorded a 60% improvement over The Lego Movie's opening frame. The Lego Movie is currently reporting a $5.6 million running total in Russia.