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January 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second consecutive week, the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy Ride Along proved to be the real monster at the box office over the weekend, piling up an estimated $21 million in ticket sales and overshadowing I, Frankenstein, the only film to open wide. The horror flick was left limp and struggling with just $8.2 million, putting it in sixth place. Universal’s Afghan War movie Lone Survivor took second with about $12 million in its third weekend in wide release, edging out the animated The Nut Job which earned around $11.7 million in Week 2. The news was not good for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which Paramount reportedly had hoped to develop into a lucrative franchise. In its second week it collected just $8.9 million, dropping 52 percent from last weekend. It was in a virtual tie for fourth place with Disney’s Frozen, which bumped up its 9-week total to $347.6 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:

1. Ride Along, $21.2 million; 2. Lone Survivor, $12.6 million; 3. The Nut Job, $12.3 million; 4. Frozen, $9 million; 5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, $8.8 million; 6. I, Frankenstein, $8.3 million; 7. American Hustle, $7.1 million; 8. August: Osage County, $5 million; 9. The Wolf of Wall Street, $5 million; 10. Devil’s Due, $2.8 million.