Forget it, Jake, it's January.
Like the title neighborhood in the movie "Chinatown," January at the box office is a dark and confusing place where nothing good ever happens.
That's how it played out this weekend, anyway, where the best that three new wide-release movies -- "Dirty Grandpa
," "The Boy," and "The 5th Wave
" -- could do was battle it out for fourth place with last week's flop "13 Hours" (pictured). And it was nearly a four-way tie, with the three new movies hovering around $11 million and "13 Hours" a tad behind with an estimated $9.8 million.
But even the hit holdover movies, including "The Revenant," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens
," and "Ride Along 2
," all underperformed this weekend. "Revenant" came out on top, but with an estimated $16.0 million, well below the $20 to $25 million that analysts had predicted for the buzzed-about drama's third weekend of wide release.
Blame it on the weather (thanks,