'The Revenant' tops international box office

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Basking in the glow of a dozen Oscar nominations, Fox's "The Revenant" led the weekend's international box office with $33.8 million at 8,388 locations in 48 markets.

The international total for the Leonardo DiCaprio epic has hit $104 million, along with $120 million in the U.S. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's tale of revenge, set in the American wilderness of 1823, also won the U.S. weekend box office for the first time with $16 million.

The U.K. led the way with $6 million in its second weekend, down only 20%, followed by Mexico with an opening weekend of $5.3 million from 2,033 screens — 200% better than "Mad Max: Fury Road." Italy generated a gain of 36% from last weekend's two-day opening to $4.4 million and Germany dropped only 22% to $3.5 million with a $15.2 million total after three weeks.

"The Revenant," which carries a $135 million budget financed by Fox, New Regency and Ratpac, finished more than $10 million above Disney's sixth weekend of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The seventh "Star Wars" movie grossed $23.3 million internationally to lift the international total to $1.06 billion, led by the U.K. at $173.3 million, China at $112.7 million and Germany at $103.5 million.

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Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page in "Inception." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Total Eclipse."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Gangs of New York." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "This Boy's Life."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwen Stefani in "The Aviator."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio with Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Shutter Island."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in "The Departed." 
Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in "Shutter Island." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in "Romeo + Juliet."
Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Departed." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Gangs of New York." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Django Unchained." 
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ray Winstone and Jack NIcholson in "The Departed." 

Sam Rockwell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kenneth Branagh in "Celebrity." 

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Catch Me If You Can." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Garner in "Catch Me If You Can." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach." 
Michelle Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Great Gatsby."
Patrick McGaw and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 

Patrick McGaw, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 

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"The Force Awakens" is already the No. 1 movie of all time in the U.S. with $880 million, giving the space saga a worldwide total of $1.94 billion. It trails only two titles on that list — "Avatar" at $2.87 billion and "Titanic" at $2.19 billion.

Sony's sci-fiction actioner "The 5th Wave," starring Chloe Grace Moretz, took in $15.9 million in 33 international markets to finish third on the weekend chart. It opened in Russia, Brazil, the U.K. and Spain to boost its foreign total to $27.4 million with over 30% of the international rollout still to come.

"The 5th Wave" has generated $38 million worldwide — matching its $38 million budget, which was co-financed by L Star Capital.

Paramount's "The Big Short" finished fourth internationally with $10.1 million in 52 markets to lift its foreign total to $30.7 million and its worldwide total to $87.4 million. The dramedy received a boost on the awards front Saturday night by winning the top movie prize from the Producers Guild of America.

Warner Bros.' "Rocky" spinoff "Creed" followed in fifth with $9.5 million in 38 markets to push the international total to $42 million and the worldwide take to $150 million.


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