Iron Man 3 broke the $40 million mark in Russia ahead of the weekend. The superhero film will face its first serious challenge at the Russian box office this weekend with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. This will be a vital weekend for Iron Man 3 in Russia as it sets its sights on the $50 million mark.
Iron Man 3 scored another big weekend in Russia to lead the box office for the second consecutive week. The superhero film grossed just under $10 million over the weekend to bring its Russian total to $38.3 million. Iron Man's performance hasn't distracted the strong run of domestic hockey biopic Legend No. 17, which grossed another $2.6 million in its fourth week to reach a $27.4 million total. The Russian film is on track to outgross The Croods; the animated film has been a success in its own right, grossing a total of $28.2 million after nine weeks in the Russian market.
Spring Breakers disappointed in its opening weekend, averaging $1,810 across 402 screens. Pain & Gain stumbled in its third week, falling 72% and slowing down its successful run after grossing a $7.1 million cume. Oblivion has grossed $19 million in Russia despite a steep fall in recent weeks. The Tom Cruise film should be able to reach the $20 million mark before the end of its run, making Russia one of the few remaining territories where Cruise's star-power still retains its luster.
Box office results for Russia. May 10-12, 2013.
Stalingrad, the big budget Russian WW2 epic, is set for a domestic release later this year. The film's explosive new trailer showcases some of the production's impressive visuals and special-effects that will be featured in the battle scenes. Stalingrad is the first Russian feature film to be released in the IMAX 3D format and will be distributed in the region by Sony Pictures International.
Iron Man 3 took in $23.2 million in its Russian premiere, conquering the box office with a $19,206 per-screen average across 1208 screens. The superhero film packed theaters over the weekend and became one of the biggest hits of the year in Russia. L.egend No. 17 fell 32% in its third week, giving up the #1 spot at the box office and grossing $3.9 million. The sports biopic will not be disappointed after grossing $23.5 million in wide release before Iron Man's premiere. Pain & Gain fell 56% to third place and grossed $1.6m million take the cume of Michael Bay's passion project to $6.1 million -an unfamiliarly low number for the high-profile director.
Box office results for Russia. May 2-5, 2013.
Disney is reporting that Iron Man 3 recorded the most successful opening day in Russian box office history on Thursday. Iron Man 3 grossed $8 million on its first day in release. The superhero film is expected to easily replace domestic film Legend No. 17 as the #1 film at the box office this weekend.