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Friday Estimates: Revenant Mauls Star Wars

January 9th, 2016

The Revenant

The Revenant earned first place on Friday with $14 million at the box office, well ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s daily haul of $11 million. The Revenant did have two weeks of limited release and that might have a small positive effect on its internal multiplier this weekend. However, The Force Awakens is a true holdover and holdovers tend to climb much more on Saturday than new releases do. Both films should earn about the same over the three day weekend with $35 million to $38 million.

The Forest was well back with an estimated $4.975 million on Friday and it is aiming at a $12 million opening weekend. The film cost $10 million to make, so this is a great start. If it can find a similar-sized audience internationally, then it will break even early in its home market run.

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