HOLLYWOOD—It may have been a snowy weekend on the East Coast, but that still didn’t stop moviegoers from heading to the multiplex. In a slow weekend at the box-office, it was “The Revenant” that reigned supreme taking in over $16 million. After nearly 3 weeks in theaters, the Leonardo DiCaprio thriller has taken in over $120 million at the domestic box-office. That is a pretty impressive number for a flick that is a strong contender at the Academy Awards ceremony next month.
Nabbing second place was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with another $14.3 million. The film is edging far closer to that $900 million mark at the domestic box-office. Last week’s box-office champ, “Ride Along 2” saw a steep decline only taking in $12.3 million in its second weekend. Still not bad, considering less than 10 days the flick has earned over $60 million.
The raunchy Robert De Niro and Zac Efron comedy “Dirty Grandpa” landed in fourth place with $11.5 million. Rounding out the top five was the horror flick “The Boy” which earned $11.3 million. Must say I’m surprised by the debuts of both “Dirty Grandpa” and “The Boy,” but moviegoers like what they like. This weekend sees the release of the spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” starring Marlon Wayans, the drama “The Finest Hours” and the animated flick “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Hmm, looks like plenty of competition this weekend movie lovers!