Box-Office Results: Ride Along 2 enough to stop Star Wars’ epic run
It took five-weeks but “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has finally been knocked out of the number-one spot at the domestic box-office.
Taking the top-spot this week across the country was “Ride Along 2” with $34M for Universal Pictures. The film was directed by Tim Story, while Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script for the popular sequel. The film stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter and Olivia Munn. “Ride Along 2” opened across 3,175 locations in its opening debut.
Taking second-place overall with $29.5M was FOX’s Oscar-nominated film “The Revenant,” now in its fourth-week in theaters. The drama has earned $87.4M domestically since its initial limited debut, the film was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, working off a screenplay that he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith. “The Revenant” 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.
Dropping from first to third this week was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $25M at the domestic box-office. The film remained in 3,822 locations this week, down just 312 theaters from last week. The latest “Star Wars” installment has earned an estimated $851M in just five-weeks across the country, as it continues to amass a fortune for Disney. “The Force Awakens” 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.
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” earned $16M for Paramount Pictures, enough to take fourth-place overall on the domestic charts. The film opened across 2,389 locations and was directed by Michael Bay. The screenplay was written by Chuck Hogan and the film was based off the original book written by Mitchell Zuckoff. The drama stars Toby Stephens, John Krasinski and Freddie Stroma.
Closing out the top-five at the domestic box-office was the adult-comedy “Daddy’s Home” from Paramount Pictures, now in its fourth-week in theaters. The film earned $9.3M across 3,322 locations, raising the film’s running total to just over $129M to date. Sean Anders directed the comedy, working off a screenplay he wrote with Brian Burns. The film stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini.
Missing the top-five this week but worth mentioning was another new-release, “Norm of the North” from Lionsgate. The animated-comedy earned $6.7M across 2,411 locations and was directed by Trevor Wall. The script was written by Daniel and Steven Altiere. “Norm of the North” features the voice-talents of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham and Ken Jeong.