"The Revenant," the Oscar-nominated frontier drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, climbed to the top of the domestic box office in its fifth weekend, beating out several new releases as a blizzard on the East Coast kept people away from theaters.

The 20th Century Fox movie, which garnered a dozen nominations, including for lead actor, director and best picture, collected $16 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, Rentrak Corp. said Sunday. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Ride Along 2," and new releases "Dirty Grandpa," "The Boy" and "The 5th Wave" followed.

The jump to No. 1 underscored the ticket-selling power of Oscar nominations, which "The Revenant" leads this year. That's especially helpful for the artsy, less-commercial films that vie for awards and often struggle to attract fans. "The Revenant," while critically acclaimed, cost $135 million to make yet lacks the wide appeal of a Hollywood blockbuster. The film had taken in $160.5 million in worldwide ticket sales through Jan. 20. BoxOffice.com was predicting $20.5 million for the weekend.

The top 10 for the weekend:

1. "The Revenant," $16 million

2. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $14.26 million

3. "Ride Along 2," $12.96 million

4. "Dirty Grandpa," $11.52 million

5. "The Boy," $11.26 million

6. "The 5th Wave," $10.7 million

7. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," $7.75 million

8. "Daddy's Home," $5.27 million

9. "Norm of the North," $4.1 million

10. "The Big Short," $3.5 million