LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This weekend, New Regency’s THE REVENANT further solidified its
#1 position at the global box office by earning more than $223.6 million
in just three weeks of wide release.
The announced was made today by 20th Century Fox, which is
distributing the film domestically and in most international territories.
THE REVENANT’s domestic weekend tally was an impressive
$16,009,718 million, despite a fierce winter storm that shuttered many
theaters in the eastern U.S. To date, THE REVENANT’s domestic
take is over $119 million.
Internationally, the film opened in several new markets, earning a total
of $33.8 million and taking its total to $104.5 million. It has held the
#1 slot for three consecutive weeks in Austria and Switzerland; has been
#1 for two consecutive weeks in Germany, Russia, UK, South Korea,
Hungary, Iraq, and Syria; and is the biggest opening ever for the film’s
star, Leonardo DiCaprio, in Russia, Mexico, Chile, Central America,
Portugal and Latvia.
In addition to its chart-topping box office, THE REVENANT is one
of the year’s most honored films – with twelve Academy Award®
nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro G.
Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Tom
Hardy); two Golden Globe® awards, for Best Picture (Drama) and Best
Actor; and nominations from the DGA, SAG, ASC, ACE and ADG.
Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an epic story of survival and
transformation on the American frontier. While on an expedition into the
uncharted wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio)
is brutally mauled by a bear, and then abandoned by members of his own
hunting team. Alone and near death, Glass refuses to succumb. Driven by
sheer will and his love for his Native American wife and
son, he undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed
West on the trail of the man who betrayed him: John Fitzgerald (Tom
Hardy). What begins, as a relentless quest for revenge becomes a heroic
saga against all odds towards home and redemption. THE REVENANT
is directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award®-winning director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
Immersing audiences in the unparalleled beauty, mystery and dangers of
life in 1823 America, the film explores one man’s transformation in a
quest for survival. Part thriller, part wilderness journey, THE
REVENANT explores primal drives not only for life itself but for
dignity, justice, faith, family and home.
Commented Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution,
20th Century Fox: “This is an impressive achievement for
Alejandro, Leo, Arnon Milchan, Brad Weston and the rest of the film’s
extraordinary team of artists. We are beyond ecstatic that THE
REVENANT is so beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. We look
forward to it building upon its already formidable success in the coming
The film is a REGENCY ENTERPRISES Presentation in association with
RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, and a NEW REGENCY / ANONYMOUS CONTENT / M
PRODUCTIONS / APPIAN WAY Production. THE REVENANT stars Leonardo
DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck,
Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge and Duane Howard. The film
is directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and the screenplay is written by
Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu, based in part on Michael Punke’s novel.
Producers are Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan (12 Years A Slave, Gone Girl),
Steve Golin (Babel, True Detective), Mary Parent (Godzilla,
Noah), Keith Redmon and James Skotchdopole (Birdman, Django
Unchained); executive producers are James Packer (The Lego Movie),
Jennifer Davisson (The Ides of March), David Kanter (Rendition)
and Brett Ratner (X-Men: Last Stand).
The filmmaking team includes two-time Academy Award®-winning director of
photography Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC/AMC (Gravity, Birdman);
production designer Jack Fisk (There Will Be Blood); editor
Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. (The Hunger Games); visual effects
supervisor Rich McBride (Gravity); and costume designer
Jacqueline West (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button).
About 20th Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion
pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes
motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced
or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film:
Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox
International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.