Fox's The Revenant took in $2.13 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down a sizable 47 percent from last Thursday. The Revenant placed in a close second for the week with $45.02 million. The film was down just 20.5 percent from the previous week and has grossed a stronger than expected $103.19 million in two weeks of wide release (and two additional weeks of platform release). The Revenant is currently running an impressive 25 percent ahead of the $82.52 million two-week take of 2010's Shutter Island.
Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed closely behind in second with $1.88 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise was up 4 percent over Wednesday and down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. The Force Awakens continues to pad its total as the highest grossing film of all-time domestically with $865.03 million through five weeks of release. For the week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took third place with $39.10 million. That represented a 30 percent decline from the previous week.
Universal's Ride Along 2 held steady in third place with $1.41 million. The PG-13 rated comedy sequel starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart declined 4 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, 2014's Ride Along fell 1.5 percent on its first Thursday to gross $1.74 million. Ride Along 2 was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $46.15 million. That was towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 15 percent behind the $54.25 million seven-day start of Ride Along.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi followed closely behind in fourth with $1.29 million. The Michael Bay directed action thriller from Paramount fell 6 percent from Wednesday. While 13 Hours held up well throughout the midweek, the film's seven-day start of $23.73 million is still a bit below expectations. 13 Hours took fourth place for the week and is currently running 25 percent behind the $31.54 million first week take of 2012's Act of Valor.