“The Revenant” Wins Box Office After Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On Theaters

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The Revenant Box Office

By Shari Weiss


The Revenant Box Office

(20th Century Fox)

The Revenant won the weekend box office, though several are wondering what might’ve been if Winter Storm Jonas hadn’t wreaked havoc on theaters. Many multiplexes across the East Coast were closed on Friday and Saturday, due to the blizzard dumping snow on New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and more states. Even theaters that were open experienced a downturn in moviegoers. Consequently, virtually all films were hit hard for this weekend’s box office.

With $16 million, The Revenant took the number one spot. Star Wars: The Force Awakens came in second with $14.3 million. And last week’s chart-topper, Ride Along 2, dropped to third place, thanks to only $12.9 million in ticket sales. The bad weather also coincided with the release of several new films, including Zac Efron and Robert De Niro’s new movie Dirty Grandpa, which came in fourth with $11.5 million, and fifth place finisher The Boy, with $10.7 million in ticket sales.

Rounding out the Top 10 were The 5th Wave, which came in sixth with $10.7 million. Its star, Chloe Grace Moretz, encouraged her fans to wait until the storm passed to see her new flick. In seventh place was 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, with $8.75 million. Daddy’s Home secured eighth place with $5.3 million, while Norm of the North took the ninth spot with $4.1 million. And just making it into the Top 10 was The Big Short, with $3.5 million.

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