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Box Office Top 3: 'Revenant' Fends Off 3 Newcomers And A Winter Storm

Since its wide release three weekends ago, "The Revenant" has stayed in the top three at the box office and done way better than experts expected.

By Jamal Andress | January 24, 2016

This weekend, movie fans trudged through a winter storm to watch Leonardo DiCaprio trudge through a winter storm.

Life imitated art at the box office with Winter Storm Jonas shutting down theaters all over the country and "The Revenant" still managing to bring in $16 million and take the No. 1 spot. 

Since going wide three weekends ago, "The Revenant" has managed to stay in the top three as well as put together a very successful run at the box office.  

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In fact, this is one of the most profitable years in history for the Academy’s Best Picture nominees.

Thanks to the box office success of "Mad Max" and "The Martian," this year’s list of nominees is the sixth highest grossing group ever. 

Some food for thought, though: If "Star Wars" had made the best picture nominee list (like many think it should have) instead of, say, "The Martian," 2016's nominees list jumps to No. 2 all-time.

Speaking of a galaxy far, far away, even after six weekends at the box office, "The Force Awakens" remains in the top three, bringing in an estimated $14 million and beating out not onenot two but three new nationwide releases this weekend — all of which couldn't crack the top three, and for good reason. 

Taking a dramatic drop at the box office this weekend is "Ride Along 2," bringing in an estimated $12 million

The $12 million weekend represents a 63 percent drop at the box office which, considering the snow and the Rotten Tomatoes score, isn't necessarily surprising. That said, it could cut any chance of legs "Ride Along 2" may have had. (Video via Cube Vision

As for next week, a bad movie gets an even worse two-hour parody

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