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Robert De Niro film Dirty Grandpa tops box office as Star Wars clears $90m takings hurdle

Dirty Grandpa was the big hit of the weekend knocking The Revenant off its perch and Star Wars: The Force Awakens into third place, as the end of school holidays saw a slowdown at cinemas.

The new release, which stars Zac Efron as an uptight man who drives his grandpa – played by Robert De Niro – to Florida the week before his wedding and ends up getting caught up in Spring Break, made $2.39m on 226 screens.

Another new entry was hard-hitting film Spotlight, about an investigative reporting unit of a newspaper striving to get to the bottom of a massive child abuse cover up by the Catholic Church, managed fifth spot, with $895,991 on 105 screens.

Leonardo Di Caprio flick The Revenant was second on the list taking $1.568m across 304 screens, with total takings of $15.915m so far, and Star Wars in third with $1.29m with takings now in excess of $90m.

Last week’s number one, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, took $1.267m on 298 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Dirty Grandpa (Eone) $2,379,170 226 $2,460,393
The Revenant (Fox) $1,568,446 304 $15,915,946
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $1,290,271 221 $90,638,978
The Hateful Eight (Roadshow) $1,267,202 298 $5,746,188
Spotlight (Eone) $895,991 105 $984,512
Goosebumps (Roadshow) $872,582 284 $8,786,358
The 5th Wave (Sony) $830,874 206 $6,334,812
The Big Short (Paramount) $822,505 192 $5,236,767
Sisters (Universal) $723,784 240 $10,736,900
Daddy's Home (Paramount) $513,271 206 $21,054,953
The Danish Girl (Universal) $420,777 124 $1,650,892
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip (Fox) $386,659 202 $13,543,698
The Good Dinosaur (Disney) $319,512 157 $14,527,228
Carol (Transmission) $262,998 100 $2,124,822
Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Fox) $257,601 190 $7,854,828
Room (Roadshow) $246,922 63 $485,986
Ip Man 3 (Magnum) $239,857 19 $991,648
Suffragette (Transmission) $133,345 86 $4,107,198
Looking For Grace (Palace) $99,618 26 $207,665
Youth (Studiocanal) $94,862 39 $1,220,222
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