‘The Revenant’ rises at the weekend box office

The Revenant
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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

TJ Armour
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