#BOXOFFICE: “THE REVENANT” ENDURES THE SNOW TO TAKE #1 SPOT
Extreme weather couldn’t stop THE REVENANT from climbing to the top of the Box Office this weekend. In its fifth week out, it dominates with $15 million from 3,711 theatres across North America for 20th Century Fox. Thus far, the Oscar Contender has grossed $119 million domestically.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS also stays in second spot again this weekend with $13 million for Disney from 3,822 theatres. By this time next week it will have surpassed the $900-million-mark in North America.
RIDE ALONG 2 slips to third spot this weekend with $11.7 million for Universal Pictures after a debut at number one last weekend. In two weeks it has made $57.9 million in these parts.
DIRTY GRANDPA debuts in fourth spot with $11 million from 2,912 theatres for VVS Films/Liosngate Films. Rotten Tomatoes pegs it at a paltry 8% on the Tomatometer, with Audiences giving it a much better B CinemaScore.
THE BOY opens in fifth spot with $10 million for eOne Films/STX from 2,671 theatres. The Horror gets a B- CinemaScore and a 27% score on the Tomatometer.
THE 5TH WAVE opens in sixth with $9.6 million for Sony Pictures from 2,908 theatres. Starring Chloë Moretz, the Action/Adventure gets a B- CinemaScore and 19% on the Tomatometer.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI has a solid second week out despite the weather, earning $9.4 million in its second week out for Paramount Pictures. In two weeks it has grossed $32 million. Despite being perceived as a disappointment at the Box Office it actually is on its way to recouping its $50-million production cost.
THE BIG SHORT earns $3 million now in its seventh week, rounding-out the Top Ten. The Best Picture Contender has made $56.3 million thus far in its domestic run.