It’s the perfect weekend to visit the movies, but many hoping to catch “The Revenant” were disappointed to find out that the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie has a limited release. Although the flick was advertised as coming out Christmas Day, the film won’t be widely released until Jan. 8.
“The Revenant” only came out in four theaters on Dec. 25 – The Arclight Hollywood and Landmark Pico theaters in Los Angeles, and the Regal Union Square and AMC Lincoln Square theaters in New York City. But despite the limited release – and the fact that it was illegally downloaded more than 300,000 times – it still made a big impact on the box office. Indie Wire reports that the Alejandro G. Iñarritu movie brought in just under $172,000 on Christmas Day, which comes out to approximately $43,000 per theater.
“The Revenant” is set in the 1820s and stars DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a man who sets out to get revenge on the men who left him for dead. Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter co-star.
The movie has an average of 4.2/5 on Rotten Tomatoes with mixed reviews from critics. The length of the movie – two and a half hours long – and gory scenes have audiences split. According to the Hollywood Reporter, some that attended advanced screenings of the film even walked out because of the blood. However, there is one thing that everyone appears to agree on – DiCaprio’s performance is worthy of the Oscar buzz.
Those looking to catch “The Revenant” can go to their local theater Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. A few theaters on Moviefone.com have showtimes listed, but a full schedule is not yet available for all locations.
Watch the trailer below: