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‘The Revenant’ surges at the box office; ‘Star Wars’ banks $1.94 bn so far

MUMBAI: Fox’s The Revenant’, which has 12 Oscar nominations, is surging at the box office. ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’, meanwhile, is very close to the $2 billion mark.

Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Fox’s ‘The Revenant’ proves it’s a force to be reckoned with as the multiple Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner takes the world by storm with $49.8 million this weekend and sets its sights on the quarter billion dollar threshold in the worldwide arena in the coming week. Meanwhile, in another galaxy, Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has the $2 billion club within reach with $1,940.0 million banked through this weekend.”

Rentrak, which measures movies and TV everywhere, has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 24 January 2016, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates:

  • The Revenant – 20th Century Fox – $49.8 Million
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Disney – $37.6 Million
  • The 5th Wave – Sony – $26.6 Million
  • Ride Along 2 – Universal – $19.5 Million
  • The Big Short – Paramount Pictures – $13.6 Million
  • Dirty Grandpa – Multiple – $13.5 Million
  • The Boy – Multiple – $12 Million
  • Daddy’s Home – Paramount Pictures – $11.2 Million
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Paramount Pictures – $9.8 Million
  • Creed – Warner Bros. – $9.5 Million
  • The Hateful Eight – Multiple – $8.9 Million

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip – 20th Century Fox – $6.8 Million
The top 12 US weekend box office estimates:

  • The Revenant – 20th Century Fox – $16 Million
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Disney – $14.3 Million
  • Ride Along 2 – Universal – $13 Million
  • Dirty Grandpa – Lionsgate – $11.5 Million
  • Boy, The – STX Entertainment – $11.3 Million
  • 5th Wave, The – Sony – $10.7 Million
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Paramount – $9.8 Million
  • Daddy’s Home – Paramount – $5.3 Million
  • Norm Of The North – Lionsgate – $4.1 Million
  • The Big Short – Paramount – $3.5 Million
  • Sisters – Universal – $1.9 Million
  • The Forest – Focus Features – $1.8 Million