Fox/New Regency’s revenge drama reached to the top of the North American charts in its fifth weekend as Winter Storm Jonas ravaged the East Coast and according to some estimates knocked off 10% of potential overall earnings.
Several hundred theatres in New York and surrounding areas closed due to the sever weather that was showing signs of abating on Sunday.
Disney/Lucasfilms’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens climbed one place to number two in its sixth session and has reached $879.3m. Universal’s erstwhile champion Ride Along 2 ranks third on $59.1m after two.
There were three new releases. Adult comedy Dirty Grandpa with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron arrived at number four via Lionsgate on $11.5m from 2,912 theatres, followed by another respectable release from relative newcomer STX Entertainment as horror title The Boy starring Rupert Evans opened in fifth on $11.3m from 2,671.
Sony’s disaster movie The 5th Wave starring Chloe Moretz opened at number six on $10.7m from 2,908.
Saturday night’s PGA winner The Big Short ranks tenth through Paramount and has grossed $56.7m after seven weekends.
Well Go USA opened Ip Man 3 at number 18 on $762,000 from 103 sites. Chinese smashMonster Hunt debut via FilmRise on $21,000 from 45 and Big World Pictures opened Aferim! on $16,420 from five.
Overall box office for the top 12 amassed $102.9m and fell 32% against last weekend and fell 27.1% against the $141.3m haul from a year ago.
This week’s wide releases are: DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 via Fox; thriller The Finest Hours through Buena Vista; an Open Road pick-up Fifty Shades Of Black.
Estimated top 10 North America January 22-24, 2016
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (2) The Revenant (Fox) Fox International $16m $119.2m
2 (3) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $14.3m $879.3m
3 (1) Ride Along 2 (Universal) Universal Pictures International $12.9m $59.1m
4 (-) Dirty Grandpa (Lionsgate) QED International $11.5m –
5 (-) The Boy (STX Entertainment) Lakeshore $11.3m –
6 (-) The 5th Wave (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $10.7m –
7 (4) 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (Paramount) Paramount Pictures International $9.8m $33.5m
8 (5) Daddy’s Home (Paramount) Paramount Pictures International $5.3m $138.8m
9 (6) Norm Of The North (Lionsgate) Good Universe $4.1m $14.3m
10 (8) The Big Short (Paramount) Paramount Pictures International $3.5m $56.7m