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Moviegoers Beat the Blizzard by Seeing a Movie About Dying in a Blizzard

Winter Storm (My Name Is) Jonas did a number on the box office this weekend; overall business was down 32 percent from last weekend to $113 million, and down 29 percent from the same weekend last year, according to Rentrak. The movie for which people chose to brace the barren wasteland of snow-covered concrete was, of course, The Revenant, the feel-good movie of the year. Just kidding, it’s a movie about a barren wasteland of snow and one pissed-off bear. Taking the top spot for the first time in the three weeks it’s been out, the Leonardo DiCaprio–starring depress-fest made $16 million, bringing its domestic total up to $119.1 million. Hey, did you know that Leo ate raw bison liver for the movie?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens came in second with $14.2 million , but don’t feel bad for movie — it’s still the highest-grossing film in North America ever, with a $879.2 million domestic haul. Ride Along 2 came in third, with $12.9 million, while Dirty Grandpa, in which the Macarena-doing beefcake we call Zac Efron gets shirtless with an uncomfortably horny Robert De Niro, made $11.5 million. Aferim! made an admirable $16,000 on five screens, while the Chinese box-office behemoth Monster Hunt opened to $21,000 on 45 screens.

The Revenant Wins a Blizzardy Box Office