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Weekend Box Office Report: January 22-24, 2016

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The Revenant charges to the top!

Leonardo DiCaprio's brutal tale of survival and vengeance dragged itself to the #1 position this weekend as THE REVENANT made an estimated $16 million!

As half the country got walloped with its own harsh weather, Alejandro González Iñárritu's snow-covered film finally wandered to the top of the mountain after three weekends in wide release (it first opened on Christmas Day in four theaters). The R-rated Oscar nominee is at a domestic total of $119.1 million and a global total of $233.6 million (on a reported $135 million cost).

After slipping to third place last week, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS jumped to second with $14.2 million, pushing it up to an astonishing $879 million domestic total and a $1.94 billion worldwide total.

In third place was last weekend's winner RIDE ALONG 2 with $12.9 million, down 63% from its opening. Its 10-day domestic total is $59.1 million, compared to the $75 million 10-day total of the original in January 2014.

Opening in fourth was the new R-rated comedy DIRTY GRANDPA with $11.5 million. The pairing of Robert De Niro and Zac Efron (directed by BORAT and BRUNO writer Dan Mazer) didn't seem to result in many laughs, judging from the 8% critical average on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fifth place was another new release, the supernatural thriller THE BOY with an opening of $11.2 million. The PG-13 fright flick, with "The Walking Dead" co-star Lauren Cohen playing nanny to a porcelain child, had a reported cost of $10 million and only scared up a 29% average from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

The last of the weekend's new releases debuted in sixth place with $10.7 million for the Chloe Moretz alien-invasion movie THE 5TH WAVE. Based on the young-adult novels by Rick Yancey, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller had a reported price tag of $38 million and received a 19% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Michael Bay's 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDERS OF BENGHAZI was in seventh with $9.7 million, a moderate 39% drop from its fourth place opening last weekend for a 10-day total of $33.4 million (on a $50 million budget).

In eighth place was the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy DADDY'S HOME (now at nearly $200 million worldwide), followed by computer-animated polar bear NORM OF THE NORTH (remaining punished with 0% on Rotten Tomatoes) and Best Picture nominee (and possible frontrunner) THE BIG SHORT.

Outside the chart, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's SISTERS departed after a month and a half in theaters, along with horror movie THE FOREST and Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT (which should end up crossing $100 million worldwide).

Next weekend brings the Dreamworks Animation sequel KUNG FU PANDA 3, the Chris Pine/Casey Affleck ocean thriller THE FINEST HOURS, the latest Wayans Brothers parody FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, and the troubled Natalie Portman Western JANE GOT A GUN.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Revenant $16 M $119.1 M
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $14.2 M $879.2 M
3. Ride Along 2 $12.9 M $59.1 M
4. Dirty Grandpa $11.5 M
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5. The Boy $11.2 M
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6. The 5th Wave $10.7 M
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7. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi $9.7 M $33.4 M
8. Daddy's Home $5.2 M $138.7 M
9. Norm of the North $4.1 M $14.2 M
10. The Big Short $3.5 M $56.7 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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12:08AM on 01/25/2016
Somebody called it last week. (cant remember who) They said that thankfully Ride Along 2 would drop to 3rd, Star Wars would stay 2nd and Revenant would crawl to first. Good on you Good Sir!
Somebody called it last week. (cant remember who) They said that thankfully Ride Along 2 would drop to 3rd, Star Wars would stay 2nd and Revenant would crawl to first. Good on you Good Sir!
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6:43PM on 01/24/2016
Ride along 2 finished third this weekend? Watch, the black community will start boycott the theaters because not enough people watch their movie.
Ride along 2 finished third this weekend? Watch, the black community will start boycott the theaters because not enough people watch their movie.
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4:57PM on 01/24/2016
Great for The Revenant! Glad Star Wars jumped back to #2.
Great for The Revenant! Glad Star Wars jumped back to #2.
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4:08PM on 01/24/2016

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I don't quite understand why this movie wasn't been shown in wide release in my city?
Even after 1 week of release, it was showing in only 1 of the 10 theatres in the city. Then for some reason this week it's in 4 of them but with limited showings....I really don't understand cause my friends and are are hoping to watch it, but it's not at the theater we normall go to due to proximity
I don't quite understand why this movie wasn't been shown in wide release in my city?
Even after 1 week of release, it was showing in only 1 of the 10 theatres in the city. Then for some reason this week it's in 4 of them but with limited showings....I really don't understand cause my friends and are are hoping to watch it, but it's not at the theater we normall go to due to proximity
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2:47PM on 01/24/2016
Good to see The Revenant doing well. A bit surprising that mainstream audiences are enjoying it, given it's so brutal. And ... I really hope The Force Awakens hits $2 bil. and passes up Titanic.
Good to see The Revenant doing well. A bit surprising that mainstream audiences are enjoying it, given it's so brutal. And ... I really hope The Force Awakens hits $2 bil. and passes up Titanic.
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2:16PM on 01/24/2016
Am I the only one morbidly curious about Norm of the North?
Am I the only one morbidly curious about Norm of the North?
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2:46PM on 01/24/2016
People that hate their children take them to go see that
People that hate their children take them to go see that
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