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RIDE ALONG MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW

February 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy Ride Along kept riding along to its third straight win at the box-office over the weekend, hauling in an estimated $12.3 million — a low figure at any other time of the year but better-than-average on Super Bowl weekend. No other film was able to crack even $10 million. Two new films that both targeted women had mediocre-to-decent success. Focus Films’ That Awkward Moment opened in third place with $9.01 million, while Paramount’s Labor Day, directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, labored to make $5 million. Both films had received atrocious reviews. Meanwhile, Disney added sing-along lyrics to its prints of Frozen in most theaters and actually increased its ticket sales in its tenth week to $9.31 million, putting it in second place for the weekend and raising its total domestic gross to $260 million. Rounding out the top five were the animated The Nut Job with $7.61 million and Lone Survivor with 7.16 million. Analysts estimated that on Sunday the two animated films ruled the box office, with Frozen taking first place with $2.48 million and Nut Job taking second with $1.95 million.

The top ten films at the box office over the weekend according to estimates compiled by Rentrak:
1. Ride Along, $12.3 million; 2. Frozen, $9.3 million; 3. That Awkward Moment, $9 million; 4. The Nut Job, $7.6 million; 5. Lone Survivor, $7.2 million; 6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, $5.4 million; 7. Labour Day, $5.3 million; 8. American Hustle, $4.3 million; 9. The Wolf of Wall Street, $3.6 million; 10. I, Frankenstein, $3.5 million.