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'The Revenant' tops chilly box office weekend marred by East Coast weather

As movie-goers along the East Coast continue battle snowstorms, floods and other inclement weather, cineplexes across the influential region found themselves rather empty this weekend. This left new releases including Sony Pictures' "The 5th Wave," Lionsgate's "Dirty Grandpa" and STX Entertainment's "The Boy” all well behind box office holdovers.

Placing first was "The Revenant," released by 20th Century Fox and co-financed by New Regency, with an estimated $16 million in the U.S. and Canada, falling well below expectations. In the fifth week since its limited Christmas Day release, the Leonardo DiCaprio-fronted western epic has grossed...