Force Awakens Retains Box-Office Throne

The tsunami that is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” continued decimating all before it at the box-office for its fourth weekend – managing to just keep ahead of a surprising surge for the Leonardo DiCaprio-led wilderness survival drama “The Revenant” which went into wide release.

Vastly overperforming its $20 million estimates, “Revenant” soared to $38 million domestically and nabbed a further $20.2 million internationally. Costing a whopping $135 million though, the film needs to make good bank in order to be profitable.

It wasn’t enough to beat ‘Force Awakens’ though which stayed in the top spot domestically with $41.6 million and a North American total of $812 million. Globally, with the help of a big push from launching in China over the weekend, ‘Force Awakens’ is up to $1.73 billion and has passed the $1.669 billion grossed worldwide by “Jurassic World”. It is now the third highest grossing title of all time behind “Avatar” ($2.78 billion) and “Titanic” ($2.19 billion).

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Christmas comedy “Daddy’s Home” came in third with $15 million and is up to an impressive $116.3 million U.S. gross so far. The first new wide release of 2016, the Natalie Dormer-led horror tale “The Forest,” also beat expectations and came fourth with $13.1 million.

Source: Box-Office Mojo