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Weekend Box Office Report: January 15-17, 2016

01.17.2016

Ride Along 2 shoots to #1!

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's crimefighting reunion snatched the crown from Kylo Ren this weekend to win the top spot as RIDE ALONG 2 opened with an estimated $34 million!

The PG-13 comedy sequel from director Tim Story couldn't match the start of his surprise hit original, which opened on this same weekend in 2014 to $41.5 million (the second-highest January opening ever). But it was still enough to finally take the throne from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, which sat on top and crushed records for four weekends.

Propelled by Golden Globe wins and Oscar nominations, THE REVENANT remained in second place with $29.5 million. That's a drop of only 25% from its first weekend in wide release. The pricey and bloody Leonardo DiCaprio period endurance test is at a domestic total of $87.6 million after ten days in 3500 locations, and could end up being one of the actor's highest grossing efforts.

On its fifth weekend in theaters, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS slipped to third place with $25.1 million. The seventh chapter of the beloved space saga has a domestic total of $851 million and has hurtled past $1 billion just from international audiences, with its sights now targeting the $2.1 billion worldwide total of TITANIC.

In fourth place was Michael Bay's new action-thriller 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI with $16 million, which marks the third-lowest opening for the explosive filmmaker besides BAD BOYS ($15.5 million) and THE ISLAND ($12.4 million).

The R-rated fact-based account of the hot-button predicament cost a reported $50 million, a reasonable sum for a Bay movie. With an almost-acceptable 59% critical average on Rotten Tomatoes, it's the director's second-best reviewed release (THE ROCK scored 66%).

The Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy DADDY'S HOME was in fifth with $9.3 million for an impressive domestic total of $129.2 million since its release on Christmas Day, passing the $119 million total of their previous comedic collaboration THE OTHER GUYS.

The new computer-animated family feature NORM OF THE NORTH opened in sixth with $6.6 million. The polar bear adventure currently holds the dubious honor of being the year's first release to receive a 0% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

The PG-13 horror movie THE FOREST was chopped down to seventh with $5.7 million, a loss of 54% from last week's fourth place opening. The Natalie Dormer supernatural thriller has a 10-day domestic total of $21.1 million on a reported budget of $10 million.

Adam McKay's award-nominated financial crisis drama THE BIG SHORT was in eighth with $5.2 million for a $50.5 million domestic total. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's tenacious comedy SISTERS was in ninth, and Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT took the bottom slot with a $47.5 million domestic total.

Outside the chart, David O. Russell's JOY disappeared with Will Smith's CONCUSSION and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP. Academy-acknowledged dramas BROOKLYN, CAROL and SPOTLIGHT took advantage of the attention to add several hundred screens, taking in an average of $1.5 million each.

Next weekend has Chloe Moretz in the young-adult sci-fi adaptation THE 5TH WAVE, Robert De Niro and Zac Efron get together for the R-rated comedy DIRTY GRANDPA, and a kid gives supernatural chills in THE BOY.

What is your favorite movie directed by Michael Bay? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Ride Along 2 $34 M
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2. The Revenant $29.5 M $87.6 M
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $25.1 M $851 M
4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi $16 M
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5. Daddy's Home $9.3 M $129.2 M
6. Norm of the North $6.6 M
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7. The Forest $5.7 M $21.1 M
8. The Big Short $5.2 M $50.5 M
9. Sisters $4.4 M $81.8 M
10. The Hateful Eight $3.4 M $47.5 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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11:24PM on 01/18/2016
Fuck garbage movies like Ride Along.
Fuck garbage movies like Ride Along.
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9:31AM on 01/18/2016

Ride along

Star wars force awakens just open up in china last week, which is the worlds second largess movie market, it has plenty of time to catch Titanic, now avatard i don't i think so.
Star wars force awakens just open up in china last week, which is the worlds second largess movie market, it has plenty of time to catch Titanic, now avatard i don't i think so.
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2:30AM on 01/18/2016
I went to see The Force Awakens last weekend and the theatre was empty (except for me). I'm not sure if it can beat Titanic.
I went to see The Force Awakens last weekend and the theatre was empty (except for me). I'm not sure if it can beat Titanic.
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10:39PM on 01/17/2016
Saw The Revenant today and wow, was it ever amazing. The story, cinematography, sound,and lighting all were perfect. Can't wait to see what this takes at the oscars
Saw The Revenant today and wow, was it ever amazing. The story, cinematography, sound,and lighting all were perfect. Can't wait to see what this takes at the oscars
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8:47PM on 01/17/2016

Kevin Hart is the new Madea

Tyler Perry has been dethroned until the two team up in Madea's Ride Along.
Tyler Perry has been dethroned until the two team up in Madea's Ride Along.
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8:02PM on 01/17/2016
Be ashamed, very ashamed!! lol
Be ashamed, very ashamed!! lol
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7:45PM on 01/17/2016
Almost getting the feeling Michael Bay's name hurt 13 Hours.
Almost getting the feeling Michael Bay's name hurt 13 Hours.
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7:15PM on 01/17/2016
People were bitching last week about lack of diversity with the Oscar nominations, and then Ride Along 2 came out. Lmao, what a fucking joke.
People were bitching last week about lack of diversity with the Oscar nominations, and then Ride Along 2 came out. Lmao, what a fucking joke.
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11:06PM on 01/17/2016
What does one have to do with the other?
What does one have to do with the other?
2:32AM on 01/18/2016
I think he is saying that black audiences do not support Oscar worthy films.
I think he is saying that black audiences do not support Oscar worthy films.
11:01AM on 01/18/2016
I'm trying to say black people shouldn't be complaining until they actually produce a high quality productions that are Awards worthy. Films like Ride along and countless other black comedies are not gonna help.
I'm trying to say black people shouldn't be complaining until they actually produce a high quality productions that are Awards worthy. Films like Ride along and countless other black comedies are not gonna help.
7:12PM on 01/17/2016
Oh No. That mean we would get to see Ride Along 3 and possibly Ride Along 12 at some point.
Oh No. That mean we would get to see Ride Along 3 and possibly Ride Along 12 at some point.
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5:49PM on 01/17/2016
Was hoping 13 Hours did better. Not a fan of Bay at all, but I thought he presented the story very well without taking a political stand while doing so.
Was hoping 13 Hours did better. Not a fan of Bay at all, but I thought he presented the story very well without taking a political stand while doing so.
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4:15PM on 01/17/2016
Is Ride Along 2 the movie where Kevin Hart makes an "I'm short" joke and shouts at his co-star a lot? I would rather see a headline that Star Wars lost out to a Twilight film. At least those have a genuine following of fans who want another installment in the franchise.
Is Ride Along 2 the movie where Kevin Hart makes an "I'm short" joke and shouts at his co-star a lot? I would rather see a headline that Star Wars lost out to a Twilight film. At least those have a genuine following of fans who want another installment in the franchise.
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3:45PM on 01/17/2016
What a joke. I fully expect it to drop beneath both The Revenant and Star Wars in the next week or two.
What a joke. I fully expect it to drop beneath both The Revenant and Star Wars in the next week or two.
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