Noah took a thundering lead at the Russian box office after enjoying a $2.75 million opening day, making it the #4 biggest non-holiday debut of all-time in the market.
Noah's opening day figures are already 250% above Gravity ($1.1M Opening Day) and 50% ahead of Inception ($1.8M Opening Day).
The Biblical epic has grossed $22 million ahead of its release in North America, including strong runs in South Korea ($10.2M) and Mexico ($8M).
Rio 2 took a $9.9 million opening weekend from 2,478 screens in Russia. The strong debut is a positive sign for the animated sequel considering the start of school holidays in the country this week. The original Rio took a $9.3 million debut in the market and finished its theatrical run with a $24.8 million cume.
300: Rise of an Empire grossed $1.2 million from 856 screens in Russia, bringing the film's running total in the market up to $16.8 million. Russia is currently the highest-grossing market for the 300 sequel.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman took $700k from 1,020 screens in Russia over the weekend, finishing its third frame in the market with a $9.7 million cume. The animated film has grossed $103.5 million overseas with Russia as its third highest-grossing market.
The Grand Budapest Hotel added $1.1 million from 554 screens to its Russian total over the weekend. Wes Anderson's latest film has already grossed $2.8 million in the market, nearly 300% of the lifetime gross of the director's previous film, Moonrise Kingdom.