Longshots do occur. Twice, in this case of lightning-in-a-bottle moments striking an upset. Box office tour de force and reigning title-holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was bumped by Universal’s comedic sequel “Ride Along 2” over a debut weekend. The reprisal teaming of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube secured first place with a gross totaling $35.3 million along a mid-Jan. weekend, reports Box Office Mojo.
Out of commercial orbit “The Force Awakens” crested poster was ported a further fallen notch away from 2nd and newly imaged beside a ranks designation at 3rd. But 4-weeks repeating at number one commercially was a sci-fi blockbuster’s records-breaking orbit several times around. Its downfall in ranks cycles another film’s rising story to a forefront interest. All the Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 while Leonardo DiCaprio, fresh off a Golden Globes win for Best Actor, had his latest film become a rankings revenant able to continue an avalanche on the Star Wars franchiser and claim 2nd.
Far as film debut predictions go, off a near takeover during the last three-day, one out of two isn’t bad. Far as a recent Top 5 queue in the box office, 3rd out of 5th at a new years genesis period isn’t a said and done being the year’s ticket-sales pinnacle to beat.
“The Revenant” marked out being one of some current theatrically showcased movies hefting enough boost to perform beyond “The Force Awakens.” Fox’s mountain-sided action-adventure accrued $31.8 million gross, an approximate twenty-percent commercial drop despite its place-ranking rise.
“Ride Along 2” is whole other film vehicle that hit theaters. Hilarity premising a police procedural not only reshuffled the Top 5 line-up, it also came out being the better out three movies that debuted last Jan. 15s three-day and scored inside the Top 10.
Filmmaker Michael Bey’s return into the director’s chair has the turn of page highlight putting “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” in a grossing spotlight of 4th place. Right below Paramount Pictures’ military drama slates Paramount’s ongoing comedy, “Daddy’s Home”. Four weeks in theaters and its latent perennial co-stars draw for audiences went from a prior three-day’s 2nd place and a Jan. 15s move to 4th.
The latter weekend’s other high grossing premiere comes in at 6th. Lionsgate Films’ animated movie “Norm of the North” grossed $6.8 million.
Second rise for “The Revenant” and chart-topper “Ride Along 2” trend-setting into its champion’s pole position contains more miracle miles in box office listings to come. Seasons opposite and entailing these Winter months hold the starry blockbusters and notable dramas upcoming to vet “The Force Awakens” wherewithal. The Star Wars franchiser presently does cement its banner as 2016s primary commercial best.
That would set one greater illumination in its featured light-saber theatrical provenance: Back-to-back highest started at a claim of 2015s grossing triumph.
Every one of the Top 5 are coming against a new sci-fi/action film on Jan. 22. ‘The 5th Wave’, starring Chloe Moretz and Liev Schrieber, goes nationwide.