Weekend Box Office
Some snow can’t stop Leonardo DiCaprio. The Revenant came in first this weekend with a $16.01 million gross. That’s a 50% drop from last week, as the overall box office took a hit from Winter Storm Jonas this past weekend, but Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film still managed to beat all new comers for the top spot. Probably because of experience from all the publicized hardships endured on set. The Revenant’s total domestic gross is at $119.20 million. That makes it the third highest-grossing film nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, behind The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens claimed second place this weekend, after its turn in third place last weekend. The film grossed $14.08 million over the weekend, making it the biggest sixth weekend gross for any film, unadjusted for inflation. The film’s king-sized domestic total is at $879.11 million.
Ride Along 2 came out this weekend with $12.46 million. It’s a 65% drop from last weekend, quite larger than its predecessor’s 49% second weekend drop, and it continues to fail to live up to its predecessor’s gross. The film’s domestic total is at $58.61 million.
Dirty Grandpa opened to $11.11 million this weekend. That’s generous. The new Zac Efron/Robert DeNiro film failed to connect with critics and most audiences, which explains the low gross. The film did open the biggest amongst all the other new openings, but it will likely hold up the least as the weeks go on.
Rounding out the top five is The Boy with a $10.78 million opening. Another low-budget horror film that made back its production value in its opening weekend. It probably would’ve made more had there not been a storm and had it not been released two weeks after The Forest.
The Revenant beat Star Wars at the overseas market, grossing $33.80 million from 48 territories. Its worldwide total is at $223.48 million
The Big Short made some big cash and landed at third place overseas, grossing $10.10 million from 51 territories. Its current worldwide is at $87.09 million.
With a $1.06 billion overseas total, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has passed Jurassic World’s $1.01 billion overseas total, making Star Wars the fourth highest-grossing film overseas, behind Furious 7 ($1.16 billion), Titanic ($1.53 billion), and Avatar ($2.03 billion). Worldwide, it’s still the third highest-grossing film.
Last weekend of January. Now, let’s blow this sucker and go home.
- Kung-Fu Panda 3
- The Revenant
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Fifty Shades of Black
- Ride Along 2
Featured Image: 20th Century Fox
Source: Box Office Mojo