Fox's The Revenant took in $4.95 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was up a healthy 23 percent over Monday. Daily percentage increases were especially strong in general yesterday; due in part to Monday's grosses being deflated a bit by the NCAA College Football Championship Game. The Revenant passed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed $50.35 million after five days of wide release (and 19 days of total release). That places the film 6 percent ahead of the $47.55 million five-day start of 2010's Shutter Island, which fell 6 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $3.15 million. The Revenant is highly likely to hold up well going forward, thanks to healthy word of mouth and continued awards season buzz.
Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens held steady in second place with $3.84 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise increased 24 percent over Monday and decreased 52 percent from last Tuesday. The Force Awakens continues to pad its total as the highest grossing film of all-time domestically with $819.69 million through 26 days of release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently running 86 percent ahead of the $441.02 million 26-day take of 2009's Avatar and 45 percent ahead of the $565.53 million 26-day gross of last year's Jurassic World.
Overseas, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in an estimated $11.5 million on Tuesday. The film has now grossed $946.9 million overseas and $1.767 billion globally.
Paramount's Daddy's Home grossed $1.13 million to remain in third. The PG-13 rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg was up a strong 35 percent over Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday. Daddy's Home continues to significantly exceed expectations with $118.31 million in 19 days. That places the film 30 percent ahead of the $90.79 million 19-day take of 2010's The Other Guys.
The Forest continued to claim fourth with $0.812 million. The PG-13 horror film from Focus and Gramercy starring Natalie Dormer increased 23 percent over Monday. The Forest has grossed $14.21 million in five days, which is ahead of expectations and represents a solid start with the film's modest $10 million reported production budget in mind. The film is running 14 percent behind the $16.53 million five-day start of last year's The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.
The Weinstein Company's The Hateful Eight, Universal's Sisters and Paramount's The Big Short remained bunched together on Tuesday as they continued to occupy places fifth through seventh. The Hateful Eight was up 35 percent over Monday to take in $0.793 million, Sisters was up 39 percent to claim $0.758 million and The Big Short increased 46 percent to gross $0.737 million. Respective total grosses stand at $75.20 million for Sisters in 26 days, at $43.97 million for The Big Short in 33 days and at $42.91 million for The Hateful Eight in 19 days.