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‘The Revenant’ reclaims slow weekend box office

The Revenant
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Leonard DiCaprio’s Oscar-nominated film, The Revenant, outpaced both Ride Along 2 and Star Wars to take a slow weekend box office.

No doubt thanks in part to the winter storm ravaging the East Coast, The Revenant, was able to claim to the top spot with a mere $16 million take. To put things into perspective, $16 million would have earned it the fourth spot just a week ago. There were three new films making their debut this past weekend, so it wasn’t that audiences had nothing new to see, but industry experts say with much of New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., under heavy snow, the box office never really stood a chance.

This weekend’s top five movies were separated by less than $5 million. After The Revenant’s $16 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came in a close second with $14.2 million. Last week’s box office champ, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube-led Ride Along 2, slipped to the third spot this week with $12.9 million. Robert De Niro and Zac Efron’s Dirty Grandpa and horror film, The Boy, each made their debut in theaters this week placing No. 4 and 5 with $11.5 million and $11.2 million, respectively.

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

1. The Revenant – $16M

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $14.2M

3. Ride Along 2 – $12.9M

4. Dirty Grandpa  – $11.5M

5.The Boy – $11.2M

6. The 5th Wave – $10.7M

7. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – $9.7M

8. Daddy’s Home– $5.2M

9. Norm of the North – $4.1M

10. The Big Short – $3.5M

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