‘Revenant’ & ‘The Forest’ Begin B.O. Journey; ‘Force Awakens’ To Cross $800M


20th Century Fox is reporting this morning that The Revenant racked up $2.3 million in Thursday previews at 2,501 locations. This puts the Leonardo DiCaprio Western at $3.86M after folding its four local New York and Los Angeles runs of $1.56M. Last night, those metro hubs made $48K. Universal executed a similar rollout with Lone Survivor in 2013-2014, opening limited on Christmas Day and going wide post-New Year’s. That film made $1.7M in its wide Thursday previews before chalking up $37.8M for the frame at 2,875 locations. Industry estimates have The Revenant, which cost $135M before P&A, opening in the low $20Ms at No. 2 at 3,375. New Regency largely financed The Revenant.

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