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‘The Revenant’ rises at the weekend box office

The Revenant

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

To say that the buzz surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film, The Revenant, has been strong would be an understatement.

The Revenant stars DiCaprio as real-life fur trapper Hugh Glass, who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his exploration group. Even before the film’s nationwide release this weekend, many critics had begun to fill the air with Oscar talk for DiCaprio and the big night the film enjoyed at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, including a Best Actor win for DiCaprio, may prove critics right come Academy Award time.

Still with all the momentum it had going, The Revenant‘s $38 million fell about $3.5 million short of ousting Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the top spot as it collected another $41.6 million Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s comedy, Daddy’s Home held a strong top finish at No. 3 this week with $15 million. Newcomer The Forest was able to muscle its way into the top five by debuting at No. 4 with a modest $13 million. And rounding out the top five is Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s sibling farce, Sisters, which earned another $7.1 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below:

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $41.6M

2. The Revenant – $38M

3. Daddy’s Home – $15M

4. The Forest – $13M

5. Sisters – $7.1M

6. The Hateful Eight  – $6.35M

7. The Big Short $6.3M

8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Club – $5.5M

9. Joy – $4.5M

10. Concussion  $3M

1 Comment

  1. FuZ on January 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Fell asleep on Star Wars. Shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Not really a Sci-Fi fan.
    Saw The Revenant this weekend. It’s good. Long though. A lot of silence. And brutal. Leo and Tom earned their paycheck. Could be shorter.
    Haven’t seen Daddy’s Home. The scene of Will riding a motorcycle, crashing into a wall. That type of humor works for a child. I don’t care for it. Won’t be watching it in theaters. Maybe on Netflix. Maybe. Plus, Wahlberg can’t act.
    I may watch The Forest, but I doubt it. Supernatural movies don’t interest me.
    Sisters was funny. But not worth seeing more than the one time.
    I’ve seen The Hateful Eight 3.5 times. Could be shorter and one or two less niggas, but that’s Tarantino.
    Fell asleep on The Big Short. Too much dialogue. But I will give it another try. Not sure if it will be in the theater though.
    No on Alvin and the Chipmunks.
    Fell asleep on Joy and Concussion. I attempted to watch Concussion despite of Will Smith. I can’t stand him. Joy had too much dialogue as well.