Even with the wild weather lashing the U.S. East Coast and closing down various cinemas, Alejandro Inarritu’s wilderness survival drama “The Revenant” proved a strong performer at the box-office and, in its third week of wide release, finally managed to score the top spot for the first time with a further $16 million added to its now $119.2 million total.
After falling to third last week, Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” bounced back to second with a further $14.3 million in the U.S. and $23.3 million internationally, bringing its global total to $1.94 billion. Earlier in the week the film passed “Jurassic World” to be the third highest-grossing film around the world – shy of only James Cameron’s “Titanic” ($2.19B) and “Avatar” ($2.79B). The film is unlikely to pass those milestones at this point.
In third place, the action comedy sequel “Ride Along 2” plunged 63% to $12.96 million and third place. Three newcomers hit the market and took middle ground of the top ten with between $10.7-$11.5 million each – the R-rated Zac Efron and Robert De Niro comedy “Dirty Grandpa,” the Lauren Cohan led haunted doll thriller “The Boy,” and the Chloe Moretz-led sci-fi adaptation “The 5th Wave”.
Source: Box-Office Mojo