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.
Need for Speed was the top film of the weekend at the Russian box office with a $5.5 million opening haul from 1,050 screens. The new release dethroned 300: Rise of an Empire; the 300 sequel settled for second place in its second frame with a $3 million take from 1,399 screens. 300: Rise of an Empire has grossed a total of $14.6 million in Russia.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman slipped to third place in its second frame with a $2.3 million tally. The animated film has grossed a total of $8.7 million in its Russian run.
Non-Stop underwhelmed with a $1.5 million debut from only 620 screens. A $2.5k per-screen-average reveals it performed competitively in relation to other releases, but the film had better potential than a fourth place opening. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel nearly upset Non-Stop, finishing in fifth place with a $1.2 million haul from 554 screens.