Weekend Box Office
Ride Along 2 became the new king of the hill, as it takes first place with its estimated weekend gross of $34.04 million. Still, the film did fail to out-do the $41.52 million opening of its predecessor back in January of 2014, but the anticipation for this sequel wasn’t very evident. The film’s four-day domestic total is at an estimated $39.51 million.
As expected, The Revenant held strong at second with an estimated $29.50 million. The film only dropped 26% from last weekend, mostly thanks to Awards season buzz and the 12 Oscar nominations it received on Thursday. No doubt that the Alejando G. Iñárritu film will hold strong throughout the month. The film has grossed an estimated total of $87.67 million, domestically.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped to third with its estimated weekend gross of $25.12 million. The film is currently out of box office light speed and has begun its gradual slowing down, but it will still definitely earn lots more of money. The film is sitting pretty as the highest-grossing film of all-time domestically with an estimated total of $851.05 million.
Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened with an estimated $16.0 million. While definitely on the low-end of the Bay box office (third smallest opening of his career), this doesn’t really fall under the likes of his Transformers films or even Pain & Gain. However, Bay’s war/thriller failed to catch fire like previous January war films, American Sniper, Lone Survior, and Zero Dark Thirty have. The film has grossed an estimated total of $19.0, domestically.
Rounding out the top five is Daddy’s Home, with an estimated $9.30 million. The film has grossed a strong domestic total of $129.26 million.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed $47.3 million from overseas over the weekend, bringing its overseas total across the $1 billion dollar mark. With an overseas total of $1.01 billion, The Force Awakens is Disney’s first film to cross $1 billion dollars from overseas territories alone. Worldwide total stands at $1.87 billion.
The Revenant, and all of its wild glory, took in $31.5 million from overseas territories. Those multiple Oscar nominations really helped propel the film to new heights. Worldwide, the film has grossed a total of $151.83 million.
This is the first week since its release that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t broken any major record. Must be some kind of record.
- Dirty Grandpa
- The Revenant
- Ride Along 2
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The 5th Wave
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