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“The Revenant” Wins Weekend Box Office, “Dirty Grandpa,” “5th Wave” Underwhelm

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Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated “The Revenant” led a fairly light weekend box office.

The film earned an estimated $16.0 million in weekend receipts. Down 49.7% from the previous weekend’s tally, the mark is still enough to position “The Revenant” ahead of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which holds at #2 ($14.3 million).

“Ride Along 2,” last week’s winner, slips to #3 courtesy its #13.0 million.

Three new releases — “Dirty Grandpa” (#4, $11.5 million), “The Boy” (#5, $11.3 million) and “The 5th Wave” ($10.7 million) — occupy the next three slots. None of the three totals is impressive, but those for “Dirty Grandpa” and “The 5th Wave” are particularly underwhelming given their higher profiles.

Written by Brian Cantor

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