Ride Along 2 and The Revenant Top Star Wars at Domestic Box Office


Ride Along 2 and The Revenant Top Star Wars at Domestic Box Office

Ride Along 2 and The Revenant top Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the domestic box office

After reigning the North American box office for four straight weekends, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was beat this weekend by both Ride Along 2 and The RevenantRide Along 2, the comedy sequel directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, and Olivia Munn, opened in first place with $34 million from 3,175 theaters for the three-day portion of the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Averaging $12,445 per theater for the three days, the Universal Pictures release is expected to earn $39.5 million over four days. Internationally, Ride Along 2 added $2.7 million from 11 territories. Made for $40 million, Ride Along 2 received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. The first film opened in January of 2014 with $48.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

Following 12 Oscar nominations on Thursday, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant remained in second place with another $29.5 million for the three days to bring its four-week total to $87.7 million. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, the 20th Century Fox release is estimated to bring in $35 million over the four days. The film was produced for $135 million.

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped to third domestically, the J.J. Abrams-directed film continues its record-setting run, reaching $1.863 billion globally this weekend to remain the #3 movie of all-time globally. Domestically, it has also now become the first movie to cross $850 million with an estimated $851.1 million through Sunday ($856.9 million through Monday). Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the fifth film to ever cross $1 billion and is the first from Disney to cross this threshold. This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens added $25.1 million domestically ($31 million through Monday) and $47.3 million internationally for a total of $72.4 million worldwide. Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #1 movie of all-time. Internationally, the film is now the #5 movie of all-time, earlier this week passing Avengers: Age of Ultron ($946.0 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($960.5 million).

Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi debuted in fourth place with an estimated $16 million from 2,389 theaters for the three days. Starring John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale and Toby Stephens, the Paramount film cost about $50 million to make and received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Paramount’s Daddy’s Home, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, rounded out the top five with $9.3 million through Sunday and has earned $129 million after four weeks.

The Lionsgate animated comedy Norm of the North debuted with just $6.7 million over the three days from 2,411 theaters, an average of $2,769 per theater. The film features the voices of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy.