That bear of a 2015 action-western keeps persisting a recurrence. Not the talked about trailer clip, but director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film bearing upwards since slating twenty-third, as reported by Box Office Mojo, on its theatrical debut. “The Revenant” made new altitude last weekend. No less a ranking considered beyond reach. Three weeks was all it took to outpace its fellow title contenders “The Hateful Eight”, “Daddy’s Home”, “Joy” and “Concussion.” Number one was a pursuit requiring a heave over “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and comedy hit “Ride Along 2”.
For “The Revenant” it was as remarkable as “The Force Awakens” meteoric triumph that skyrocketed four weeks since its premiere launch. But it is only one of multiple factors unfolding throughout award ceremonies and marquis reviews; all with more to come.
Besides Oscars whispers gaining volumes back when it was nearing its Dec. 15 eve of premiere, or after Jan. 14s ladening of nominations equaling up to a numerical something like “12 Angry Men” main ensemble casting, “The Revenant” is coming close to an “American Sniper” (2015) experience. Last year’s Academy Awards-winning sensation, too, had begun quietly amid lower rankings. For present day salience after salience, $16. million was enough commercial claim upon first place. Close to the way Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest has overtaken headlines once again upon gaining Jan. 22 to Jan. 24s listing of commercial bests.
A sojourn summit that marks a box office rise the first of its ticket-sales kind in 2016.
“The Revenant” debuted at 23rd. By 2016s gateway enabling a reset on the box office outlook, it posited a surprise keeping a conspicuous inactiveness while remaining stand at 23rd. Then 2nd place as of Jan. 8 to Jan. 10 struck like lightning to set a new standard Before “The Revenant” could occur a sudden turn of events “Ride Along 2” premiered and sacked “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, by the way, had a 1st place run of domination of differing sort. A stable reign captivating in back-to-back hype along 4 weeks. Last weekend, though, comeback was a climb enacted by the current franchiser of the sci-fi saga. The rise of Jedi installment lifted out of a miring 3rd off a $14. million grossing force for 2nd place.
“Ride Along 2”, a week ago’s previous top box office film, downshifted into 3rd place. With a gross that generated $12.4 million, Universal Picture’s Kevin Hart and Ice Cube co-starring comedy was the last ongoing film from a trio of debuting films that couldn’t drop away from the Top Five’s higher tiers.
So at 4th and 5th respective new films “Dirty Grandpa” (Robert DeNiro, Zac Effron)and “The Boy” (Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans) did better than Sony Pictures’ sci-fi “The 5th Wave”, which began Jan. 22s ranking continued assemblage of the Top 10. “5th Wave” took a $10.3 million gross. A gross from “The Boy” accumulated $10.7 million. Then, at $11.1 million, “Dirty Grandpa” makes for the second comedy to be in the leading pack.
Now “The Revenant” possesses two Oscar-nominations distant from another mega-hit starring DiCaprio: “Titanic” was a fourteen-enumerated nominee almost twenty years gone. A near miss along nomination totals doesn’t ease possibilities for some history gilding the Chris Rock-hosted ceremony. It could tie “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” from 2003s Oscars airing which brought about eleven wins. Of course that would incur a sweep of wins equatable with its nominations. A specialty “The Return of the King” dually holds in leading esteem, followed by 1959s “Gigi” and 1987s “The Last Emperor” in a tie for 9 wins on 9 nominations.