The Revenant beats Stars Wars at the box office while Goosebumps debuts with $2.8m

Leonardo Di Caprio’s new film The Revenant has beaten Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the first time since its release in December.

Last week the Di Caprio movie, which portrays the life of legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass and is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, grossed $3.59m compared with $2.988m for Star Wars, which also had more screens, with 421 compared with 255.

Meanwhile the debut of horror-meets-humour movie Goosebumps, starring Jack Black, drew $2.88m over the weekend. 

Overall, Star Wars looks unlikely to beat the record of $105m set by Avatar in 2009 with its total sales now reaching $85m, while The Revenant has now taken $9.5m

The cinema adaptation of teen science fiction novel The 5th Wave opened at $2.18m, while The Big Short opened at $1.79m.

The Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Sisters was down on its opening week, with $2.16m in ticket sales, while Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home sold $1.63m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Revenant (Fox) $3,619,458 255 $9,602,039
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $2,988,814 421 $85,123,278
Goosebumps (Roadshow) $2,888,963 331 $3,238,563
The 5th Wave (Sony) $2,184,952 195 $2,184,952
Sisters (Universal) $2,162,471 294 $7,041,788
The Big Short (Paramount) $1,790,278 183 $1,892,107
Daddy's Home (Paramount) $1,631,243 283 $17,991,879
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip (Fox) $1,072,392 289 $10,990,911
The Good Dinosaur (Disney) $955,276 279 $12,621,987
Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Fox) $781,117 302 $6,031,550
Carol (Transmission) $736,191 90 $859,985
The Hateful Eight (Roadshow) $644,869 6 $644,869
Point Break (Roadshow) $387,486 220 $5,164,075
Joy (Fox) $319,604 0 $7,624,340
Suffragette (Transmission) $239,823 103 $3,577,274
Detective Chinatown (Chinalion Film) $148,566 14 $148,566
The Dressmaker (Universal) $147,352 79 $19,555,297
The Belier Family (Palace) $144,235 26 $1,440,592
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Roadshow) $125,379 53 $29,938,897
Spectre (Sony) $114,139 50 $35,461,600


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