Weekend box office devastated by Jonas

The Associated Press

The snowy frontier saga “The Revenant” weathered a blizzard-ravaged box office.

Weekend movie-going was off all along the East Coast after hundreds of theaters suspended showings.

“It (the storm) had a huge effect on the entire marketplace,” said Kevin Grayson, a distribution executive for STX Entertainment. “Anywhere from 300 to 400 theaters were affected.” STX has just released “The Boy.”

The top film was 20th Century Fox’s “Revenant,” which got $16 million in its third week of wide release. The 1820s thriller is proving to be a big hit for Leonardo DiCaprio, with $119.2 million in North America thus far.

Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” came in second with $14.3 million in its sixth week of release.

Last week’s No. 1 movie, the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy “Ride Along 2” slid to third with $13 million for Universal.

Those holdovers were trailed by a trio of new releases: “Dirty Grandpa,” “The Boy” and “The 5th Wave,” which took in from $10 million to $12 million.

Ticket sales

Weekend sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters were:

1. “The Revenant,” $16 million;

2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” $14.3 million;

3. “Ride Along 2,” $13 million;

4. “Dirty Grandpa,” $11.5 million;

5. “The Boy,” $11.3 million;

6. “The 5th Wave,” $10.7 million;

7. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” $9.8 million;

8. “Daddy’s Home,” $5.3 million;

9. “Norm of the North,” $4.1 million;

10. “The Big Short,” $3.5 million.