Revenant, The: Dicaprio Survival Drama, International Hit of Over $500 Million

DiCaprio’s The Revenant has opened with an impressive $33 million in its first three days in China, lifting the worldwide total to nearly $500 million.

China is one of the final markets to open the survival drama, which won Oscars for DiCaprio as Best Actor, Inarritu as Best Director, and Emmanuel Lubezki as Best Cinematographer.

“The Revenant” is still generating decent business for Fox in the U.S. after three months in theaters. It finished the weekend in 10th place with a $1.2 million weekend at 985 locations, pushing the U.S. total to $181.2 million.

China will become the top foreign market for “The Revenant.” The U.K. total is $32.9 million, followed by Germany with $27.4 million.

In France, “The Revanant” grossed $1.8 million at 609 sites in its fourth weekend, down 41%, for a total of $23.2 million.

Japan will be the final market to open on April 22.

Chinese censors reportedly cut less than two minutes from the frontier epic.

The Chinese launch for “The Revenant” pushed the international total to $302 million.