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'The Revenant' roars to first at box office

(Photo courtesy: 20th Century Fox) (Photo courtesy: 20th Century Fox)
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Leonardo DiCaprio continues to dominate the domestic box office with his newest film The Revenant pulling in an impressive $16 million on its third week of wide release.

The film has managed to pull in over $119 million in domestic gross, no doubt fueled by its recent 12 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and a Best Actor nomination for DiCaprio.

In its sixth weekend in release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues its record breaking box office run with a $14.2 million second place finish.

The milestone setting film has now grossed over $879 million since its release on December 18, it will most likely eclipse the $900 million mark this weekend.

Ride Along 2, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube starring action-comedy, grossed $12.4 million in its second week of release; the film, costing $40 million to produce, has managed to gross $58 million.

Dirty Grandpa, the first of three new wide releases this week, finishes in fourth with an estimated $11.1 million.

The Zac Efron and Robert De Niro vehicle, performed right at industry expectations though the film has been widely panned by critics.

The indie horror film, The Boy, finished in fifth with a weekend total of $10.7 million.

The $10 million film, is only the third release from fledgling film studio STX Entertainment, following 2015’s The Gift and Secret in Their Eyes.

The final wide release of the week, the young-adult adaptation The 5th Wave, is sixth with a domestic total of $10.3 million.

The PG-13 film, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, has performed better worldwide earning $27.4 million internationally.

In only its second week of release, the Michael Bay directed 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has dropped from fourth to seventh place with a weekend gross of $9 million.

The military action-drama, costing approximately $50 million to make, has grossed $32 million since its release.

The Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy, Daddy’s Home, added another $4.9 million to its overall gross of $138 million.

This is the second film starring both Ferrell and Wahlberg following 2010’s The Other Guys; that film grossed $119.2 million in its entire domestic theatrical run.

The only animated release in the top ten this week, Norm of the North, the Rob Schneider starring comedy grossed $3.8 million in its second week of release.

The film dropped from sixth to ninth, with an overall domestic gross of $14 million.

Rounding out the top ten is the Adam McKay directed drama, The Big Short, which grossed $3.7 million in its seventh week of release.

Featuring a large cast including: Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, and Melissa Leo; has been nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Here is a list of the top ten films and their grosses for the weekend of January 22, 2016 provided by Box Office Mojo:

  1. The Revenant
    • $16,009,718
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • $14,078,648
  3. Ride Along 
    • $12,456,050
  4. Dirty Grandpa
    • $11,111,875
  5. The Boy (2016)
    • $10,778,392
  6. The 5th Wave
    • $10,326,356
  7. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    • $9,030,400
  8. Daddy’s Home
    • $4,940,848
  9. Norm of the North
    • $3,828,087
  10. The Big Short
    • $3,176,529

Next week sees the wide release of the latest installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3; Chris Pine starring in The Finest Hours; and the new Marlon Wayans spoof-comedy Fifty Shades of Black.

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