The Revenant tops the domestic box office in its fifth week
Despite hundreds of East Coast theaters closing due to winter storm Jonas this weekend, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (20th Century Fox) performed strong and took first place for the first time its third weekend of wide release. Made for $135 million and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, the Golden Globe winner added $16 million for a total of $119.2 million after five weeks.
Rising a spot from third to second, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens added $14.3 million domestically and $23.3 million internationally for a total of $37.6 million globally for the weekend. The J.J. Abrams-directed film has now earned $879.3 million in North America and $1.060 billion internationally for a worldwide total of $1.940 billion. Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #1 movie of all-time. Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earlier this week became the #4 movie of all-time, passing Jurassic World. Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #3 movie of all-time, trailing just Titanic ($2.186 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion).
Dropping two spots to third and 63% in tickets sales, Universal Pictures sequel Ride Along 2 earned $12.96 million its second weekend to take its two-week total to $59.1 million. Starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, the $40 million-budgeted action comedy is trailing the first film, which had made $75.5 million in the same time.
The three newcomers took the next three spots at the box office, with fourth place going to Lionsgate’s R-rated comedy Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. The film earned $11.5 million from 2,912 theaters, an average of $3,958 per theater. Dirty Grandpa received a B CinemaScore from audiences.
STX Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Boy, starring “The Walking Dead’s” Lauren Cohan, opened in fifth place with $11.3 million from 2,617 theaters, an average of $4,216. Receiving a B- CinemaScore, the film cost just $10 million to make.
Rounding out the top five was Sony Pictures’ The 5th Wave, the big screen adaptation starring Chloë Grace Moretz. The film debuted with $10.7 million from 2,908 locations, an average of $3,680 per site. The movie was made for $38 million and also received a B- CinemaScore.