We all knew that it had to happen eventually, and it looks this past weekend The Force Awakens finally ceased to be #1 at the Box Office. The film was usurped by Ride Along 2, which managed to pull in $34million. That’s pretty fantastic news for Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, though when the first film premiered 2 years go, it had earned $10million more.
The other winners included The Revenant, with the #2 spot and $29.5mil. No doubt that the 12 Oscar nominations only helped to bring in new audience members. Michael Bay’s newest film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, debuted at $16mil and took the 4th spot. You can see the rest of the Top Ten below.
- Ride Along 2 $34,036,000
- The Revenant $29,500,000
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens $25,120,000
- 13 Hours:The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi $16,000,000
- Daddy’s Home $9,300,000
- Norm Of The North $6,675,000
- The Forest $5,792,000
- The Big Short $5,200,000
- Sisters $4,417,830
- The Hateful Eight $3,447,000
Next weekend there are three big premieres: The Boy, The 5th Wave, and Dirty Grandpa. None of the movies look particularly fantastic, but I have a feeling that the combination of Deniro and Efron will probably be enough for at least a #2 spot on the Top Ten. Find out if I’m right in the next edition of Weekend Roundup!