'The Revenant' braves the blizzard with $16M at box office
NEW YORK - The snowy frontier saga "The Revenant" fared best at a blizzard-ravaged box office.
Weekend moviegoing was affected up and down the East Coast by Winter Storm Jonas, which forced theater closures in Washington D.C. and New York, and caused hundreds of theaters to suspend showings. Studio executives said the storm had a major effect on business.
Fittingly, the film that survived best in the snow was the Oscar-nominated "Revenant," which took in an estimated $16 million in its third week of wide-release. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," came in second with $14.3 million. Last week's no. 1, the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy "Ride Along 2," slid to third with $13 million.
Those holdovers were trailed by a trio of new releases: "Dirty Grandpa," ''The Boy" and "The 5th Wave."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Small plane makes emergency landing in Scotlandville Friday; no injuries reported
Southern University police bust a move while filming 'Lipsync Challenge' video
Still no leads in parish-wide cat killings
Resident trying to stay cool amid heat advisory this weekend
USPS investigating mail found in storm drain