By Matt O'Bryant
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After four long weeks as the king of the box office Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally relinquished its crown to Universal's Ride Along 2. The comedy sequel starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart brought in an estimated $34 million over the weekend and will end the four-day Martin Luther King weekend with around $39.5 million.
20th Century Fox's The Revenant has already debuted to higher than expected numbers with close to $40 million last weekend cementing Leonardo DiCaprio as the only legit movie star alive that can still bring in numbers on just name recognition. His work has become so consistent that when people hear DiCaprio's in something, they know it has to be good. Adding to that cred, the film picked up 12 Oscar nods, including one for Best Picture and for the amazing performances of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. With all that said the film brought in an estimated $29.5 million in its second weekend of release and should pull in around $34 million over the holiday. Which means the film will have brought in an incredible $93 million domestically after just two weekends of release.
Even though Star Wars: The Force Awakens fell to third place this weekend, the film still brought in an estimated $25.1 million in its fifth weekend of release, and will probably see roughly $30 million for the four-day period. The film has now earned a mind blowing $851 million stateside and $1.86 billion globally. The Force Awakens looks to be the first film ever to hit the $1 billion mark domestically should numbers keep up.
Michael Bay and Paramount's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi brought in a descent $16 million over three day, and will end up with an estimated $19 million for the holiday weekend.
Finally rounding out the top five is the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's hit comedy Daddy's Home. The film held strong bringing another $9.3 million with an estimated $11.3 million over the holiday, bringing its domestic total to around $131 million.
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