It was a close race all weekend long between two big movies, and as we know, only one could come out on top. Here’s what went down at the box office:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens had another outstanding weekend, bringing in an estimated $41 million, raising its four week total to $811.3 million in North America. While its now doubtful the film will be the first to crack $1 billion in North America as some pundits wondered, the movie could still be on its way to $900 million, which would be beyond amazing.
The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio went into wide release this weekend and outperformed expectations, landing in second place with a solid $36.5 million. The film should do well over the coming weeks, especially as Leo is expected to nab a Golden Globe for his work tonight and an Oscar nomination as well.
As for the rest of the top five, Daddy’s Home was in third place with $14.2 million, while the new horror release The Forest withstood lacklustre reviews to hit fourth place with $11.9 million. Sisters closed things out in fifth with $7.2 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $52 million
2) The Revenant – $26 million
3) Daddy’s Home – $17 million
4) The Hateful Eight – $10 million
5) Sisters – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $41 million
2) The Revenant – $36.5 million
3) Daddy’s Home – $14 million
4)The Forest – $11.9 million
5) Sisters – $7.2 million
Next weekend sees the release of 13 hours. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!
One Reply to “Star Wars holds, The Revenant debuts strong at the box office”
Hah! Take that, Leo. 😀