NORTH AMERICA: 'The Revenant' Moves Into First Place on Monday with $4.02M; 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Passes $815M after $3.11M Second Place Take
on January 12, 2016
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Revenant moved into first place on Monday with $4.02 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down 61 percent from Sunday. The Revenant received an added boost on Monday from its Golden Globe wins on Sunday for Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama and Best Director. After four days of wide release and 18 days of total release, The Revenant has grossed an impressive $45.51 million. That places the film 2.5 percent ahead of the $44.40 million 2010's Shutter Island grossed through four days of wide release. In comparison, Shutter Island fell 69 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.34 million. The Revenant is 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 placed in second with $3.11 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise declined 75 percent from Sunday and 61 percent from last Monday. The Force Awakens continues to pad its total as the highest grossing film of all-time domestically with $815.84 million through 25 days of release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently running 87 percent ahead of the $435.96 million 25-day take of Avatar and 45.5 percent ahead of the $560.69 million 25-day gross of last year's Jurassic World.
Overseas, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in an estimated $14.2 million on Monday. The film has now grossed $935.4 million overseas and $1.751 billion globally.
Paramount's Daddy's Home claimed third place with $0.844 million. The PG-13 rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fell 79 percent from Sunday and 62 percent from last Monday. Daddy's Home has grossed a stronger than expected $117.17 million in 18 days. That places the film 31 percent ahead of the $89.49 million 18-day take of 2010's The Other Guys.
The Forest took fourth place with $0.659 million. The PG-13 horror film from Focus and Gramercy starring Natalie Dormer was down 74 percent from Sunday. The Forest has grossed $13.40 million in four 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 15 percent behind the $15.81 million four-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 were fairly bunched together on Monday as they occupied places fifth through seventh. The Hateful Eight was down 65 percent from Sunday to take in $0.590 million, Sisters fell 69 percent to claim $0.545 million and The Big Short declined 67 percent to gross $0.506 million. Respective total grosses stand at $74.44 million for Sisters in 25 days, at $43.23 million for The Big Short in 32 days and at $42.11 million for The Hateful Eight in 18 days.