Box Office Results: The Revenant not enough to topple Star Wars
As the world prepares for the Golden Globes to kickoff award seasons, films like “The Revenant” and “The Forrest” are taking on a weakened “Star Wars” at the box-office.
Remaining at number-one for the fourth-straight week is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $41.63M at the domestic box-office. The film remained at 4,134 locations this week, earning just over $812M since its release here in the States. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams, working off a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, along with the original leading cast.
FOX’s “The Revenant” was a close second this week with $38M, the drama is up for multiple Golden Globes tonight, screening at 3,375 locations across the country. This is the first week the film saw a nationwide release, having been in the specialty box-office for the last two-weeks and earning $39.56M to-date. The Revenant was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, working off a screenplay that he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith. The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Michael Punke. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole and Keith Redmon produced the film for 21st Century FOX.
Paramount Pictures film “Daddy’s Home” earned an additional $15M this week across 3,483 locations. The comedy took third-place overall at the domestic box-office, raising the film’s three-week total to $116.3M. Sean Anders directed the comedy, working off a screenplay he wrote with Brian Burns. The film stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini.
The only new-release to hit theaters this week was the horror-thriller “The Forest” starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken and Stephanie Vogt. The film was directed by Jason Zada, working off a script written by Nick Antosca and Sarah Cornwell. The film brought in $13.1M over its opening weekend debut, screening across 2,451 locations.
Hanging-on to the top-five this week was the Universal Pictures comedy “Sisters” starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. The film saw a $7.17M gain this week to take the fifth-place overall at the domestic box-office. “Sisters” screened across 2,864 locations and has earned $74.88M over four weeks.
Missing the top-five but worth mentioning are “The Hateful Eight” with $6.35M domestically. The film remained at 2,938 locations and has earned $41.47M in just three-weeks. The drama stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh and was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.