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The Revenant tops UK box office with $7.5 million

The Revenant

Story by Jack Foley

LEONARDO DiCaprio’s The Revenant has shot to the top of the UK box office with $7.5m (£5.23m), thereby displacing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The figure was enough to beat DiCaprio’s own The Wolf of Wall Street, which opened with $6.7m (£4.66m) last year, and will shortly overtake Birdman’s final UK result of $8.3m (£5.8m) to become Alejandro González Iñárritu’s best-ever performer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted a respectable $4.4m (£3.1m) in its fifth weekend for a whopping $162.9m (£113.9m) to date.

In third spot, meanwhile, was Rocky spin-off Creed, which took a solid $3.2 million, lower than the initial bow for Rocky Balboa, which earned $5.2 million in 2007.

Paramount’s Daddy’s Home continued to perform well in its fourth weekend, earning an extra $2.1 million, placing ahead of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which fell to fifth spot in the UK after an excellent opening. The Western has now taken a total of $7.4 million in the UK – but its second week drop-off was a massive 60%.

Sixth and seventh spot was a close run thing between Eddie Redmayne’s The Danish Girl and Brie Larson’s Room. The former eventually triumphed, posting third weekend earnings of $970,000 (bringing its total to $7.8 million), just higher than Room‘s debut of $960,000.

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