Film

The Revenant passes $223M mark globally, remains at number-one

New Regency reported that “The Revenant” has passed another milestone this week, earning more than $223.6 million in just three weeks of wide release. The announced was made today by 20th Century Fox, which is distributing the film domestically and in most international territories.

THE REVENANT’s domestic weekend tally was just over $16M, an impressive amount considering that most of the East Coast was battling it’s own frozen tundra. To date, THE REVENANT’s domestic take is over $119 million.

Internationally, the film opened in several new markets, earning a total of $33.8 million and taking its total to $104.5 million. It has held the #1 slot for three consecutive weeks in Austria and Switzerland; has been #1 for two consecutive weeks in Germany, Russia, UK, South Korea, Hungary, Iraq, and Syria; and is the biggest opening ever for the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio, in Russia, Mexico, Chile, Central America, Portugal and Latvia.

In addition to its chart-topping box office, THE REVENANT is one of the year’s most honored films – with twelve Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy); two Golden Globe awards, for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor; and nominations from the DGA, SAG, ASC, ACE and ADG.

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an epic story of survival and transformation on the American frontier. While on an expedition into the uncharted wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally mauled by a bear, and then abandoned by members of his own hunting team. Alone and near death, Glass refuses to succumb. Driven by sheer will and his love for his Native American wife and son, he undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him: John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). What begins, as a relentless quest for revenge becomes a heroic saga against all odds towards home and redemption. THE REVENANT is directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Immersing audiences in the unparalleled beauty, mystery and dangers of life in 1823 America, the film explores one man’s transformation in a quest for survival. Part thriller, part wilderness journey, THE REVENANT explores primal drives not only for life itself but for dignity, justice, faith, family and home.

Commented Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, 20th Century Fox: “This is an impressive achievement for Alejandro, Leo, Arnon Milchan, Brad Weston and the rest of the film’s extraordinary team of artists. We are beyond ecstatic that THE REVENANT is so beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. We look forward to it building upon its already formidable success in the coming weeks.”

The film is a REGENCY ENTERPRISES Presentation in association with RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, and a NEW REGENCY / ANONYMOUS CONTENT / M PRODUCTIONS / APPIAN WAY Production.

THE REVENANT stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge and Duane Howard. The film is directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and the screenplay is written by Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu, based in part on Michael Punke’s novel. Producers are Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan (12 Years A Slave, Gone Girl), Steve Golin (Babel, True Detective), Mary Parent (Godzilla, Noah), Keith Redmon and James Skotchdopole (Birdman, Django Unchained); executive producers are James Packer (The Lego Movie), Jennifer Davisson (The Ides of March), David Kanter (Rendition) and Brett Ratner (X-Men: Last Stand).

The filmmaking team includes two-time Academy Award-winning director of photography Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC/AMC (Gravity, Birdman); production designer Jack Fisk (There Will Be Blood); editor Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. (The Hunger Games); visual effects supervisor Rich McBride (Gravity); and costume designer Jacqueline West (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button).