How to Train Your Dragon 2 ran away with the top spot in Russia after taking a commanding $12.7 million weekend debut, the fifth highest industry opening of all time for an animated film in the market. Russia is currently the top overseas market for the animated sequel. The film has grossed a total of $26.5 million overseas and $76.5 million worldwide.
Edge of Tomorrow posted a strong hold in Russia over the weekend, dropping only 19% from its previous frame to gross $6.1 million from 1,539 screens. The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle has now surpassed the lifetime run of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol in the same market by 31%. Edge of Tomorrow has grossed a cume of $16.4 million in Russia.
Maleficent continues earning in Russia. The Disney film starring Angelina Jolie reached a $32.2 million cume in Russia, currently its second biggest overseas market behind Mexico's $36 million. Maleficent expands to China next weekend and reaches screens in Japan on July 4.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is slowing down its run in Russia. The super-hero sequel earned $567k in its latest tally and reached a $21.3 million cume in the market.
Maleficent reached a $24.1 million cume at the end of its second weekend in Russia. The Disney film got off to a very strong start with last weekend's $11.5 million debut. New opener Edge of Tomorrow has affected the film in its first hold, however, as it is expected to finish the weekend in second place behind the new Tom Cruise film. Russia is currently the second biggest overseas market for Maleficent, trailing only Mexico's $30 million tally.