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Weekend Estimates: The Revenant wins chilly weekend with $16 million

January 24th, 2016

The Revenant

With the weekend jam-packed with new releases and Oscar hopefuls, and thrown off course by Winter Storm Jonas, it’s perhaps fitting that a tale of battles against the elements will come out on top. The Revenant will be down 50% from last weekend’s MLK Holiday-inflated number to $16 million, but that will be enough to leapfrog over Ride Along 2 and into first place. The Leonardo DiCaprio film, which remains a good bet for a fistful of Oscars, although perhaps not the major prize, has $119 million to date. Also overtaking Ride Along 2 to move back to second place is Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $14.26 million for a weekend and $879.3 million in total to date. With $1.06 billion internationally, the film is drawing close to becoming the third film to earn over $2 billion worldwide.

Behind Ride Along’s $12.96 million weekend (for $59.1 million to date) come the three openers. Dirty Grandpa is doing best overall with $11.525 million from 2,912. The Boy has the best theater average with $4,200 projected from 2,671 locations for a total for the weekend around $11.26 million. The 5th Wave will be sixth for the weekend with $10.7 million from 2,908 venues, and clearly won’t spawn a franchise. All three new releases are disappointing, although each can point to the weather as a factor, and none are complete disasters.

In limited release, Ip Man 3 is having a great opening weekend, considering the awful weather and a number of theater closures. It will post around $762,400 from 103 locations for an average of $7,402. Also doing well considering the loss of business in the Northeast is 45 Years ($219,794 projected from 40 theaters) and The Lady in the Van ($187,026 expected from 30).

- Weekend estimates
- The 5th Wave Comparisons
- The Boy Comparisons
- Dirty Grandpa Comparisons

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, Ride Along 2, The Revenant, The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa, The Boy, The Lady in the Van, Yip Man 3, 45 Years, Leonardo DiCaprio