The four day weekend proved profitable for the sequel to Kevin Hart's Ride Along, which opened with 41 million over the weekend, off by about 7 million from the first movie's debut. It was pretty dreadfully reviewed, but it managed to dethrone Star Wars' 4-week run at the box office, which fell to third, bringing in 32 million, as its total crept to 858 million through Monday.
Meanwhile, The Revenant benefited from leading the Oscar nominations last week to come in with 39 million, basically a zero percent drop from last week. At this rate, and with Dicaprio's all but certain Oscar win to come, the movie could end up getting close to 175 million or so. The new Michael Bay Benghazi movie 13 Hours opened in fourth with 19 million, and earned over 40 percent of its total from the South. Will Ferrell's Daddy's Home rounded out the top five, having made 132 million to date.
- Ride Along 2- 41.6 million
- The Revenant- 39 million
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens- 32.6 million
- 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi- 19.7 million
- Daddy's Home- 12 million
In limited release, the movies that benefited most from the Oscar nominations were Spotlight, Brooklyn and Room, which all got boosts and will be expanded further in the weeks to come before Oscar night. The only things opening next week are Dirty Grandpa and The Third Wave, both dumped in this sorry month of releases, likely because they suck. We'll see you next week.