By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Revenant took in $1.52 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down just 29 percent from last Thursday. The Revenant was the week's top film with a weekly take of $22.58 million. That represented a 50 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's domestic total to an impressive $125.77 million through three weeks of wide release (and two additional weeks of platform release).
Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens held steady in second with $1.34 million. The seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise increased 1 percent from Wednesday and decreased only 29 percent from last Thursday. The Force Awakens placed in second for the week with $19.61 million, which represented a 50 percent decline. The film continues to pad its total as the highest grossing film of all-time domestically with $884.64 million through six weeks of release. That leaves The Force Awakens just $15.36 million away from becoming the first ever the reach the $900 million domestic mark.
Dirty Grandpa grossed $0.949 million to remain in third place. The R-rated comedy from Lionsgate starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dirty Grandpa placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day start of $15.25 million. The film is running towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and 32 percent behind the $22.43 million seven-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi continued to claim fourth place with $0.851 million. The Michael Bay directed action thriller from Paramount fell 7 percent from Wednesday and a solid 34 percent from last Thursday. 13 Hours took seventh place this week with $12.84 million. The film was down 46 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $36.57 million in two weeks, which is a bit below expectations.
Ride Along 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.824 million. Universal's PG-13 rated comedy sequel starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart was down 3 percent from Wednesday and down a respectable 41 percent from last Thursday. Ride Along 2 took third place for the week with $16.28 million. The film was down a very sharp 65 percent from its opening week performance and is performing below expectations with $62.43 million in two weeks.
STX Entertainment's The Boy and Sony's The 5th Wave rounded out their respective first weeks of release with sixth and seventh place takes of $0.632 million and $0.598 million. For the week, The Boy placed in fifth with a seven-day start of $13.63 million, while The 5th Wave followed closely behind in sixth with a seven-day start of $13.19 million. Both films are performing towards the lower end of expectations and both films are likely limiting the potential of one another as a result of the overlap between their audiences.