Snowy saga 'The Revenant' tops box office despite U.S. blizzard

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 theatre closures in Washington D.C.

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and New York, and caused hundreds of theatres 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."



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