#BOXOFFICE: “RIDE ALONG” TAKES THE COMPETITION OUT FOR A STROLL
For the second week in-a-row, Ride Along dominates the North American Box Office, earning $21.2 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, just crossed the $75-million mark domestically.
War-Action/Drama, Lone Survivor, shows no signs of stopping, in second spot with $12.6 million for eOne Films/Universal Pictures, repeating last week’s order of finish behind Ride Along. The Film starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg likely will surpass the $100-million mark later this week.
Animated Feature, The Nut Job, finds itself in third spot for Open Road Films/eOne Films with $12.3 million in its second week out.
Frozen continues to show amazing resilience just like the sub-zero temperatures we are experience, landing in fourth this weekend for Disney with $9 million in its tenth week of release.
I, Frankenstein debuts in fifth spot with $8.2 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, with less-than-great Reviews at 5% on the Tomatometer and a much more forgiving B CinemaScore from Audiences.
August: Osage County continues to perform solidly in eighth spot with $5.04 million for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, now in its fifth week out.
Oscar Contender The Wolf of Wall Street continues to benefit from its Awards buzz, in ninth this weekend with $5 million for Paramount Pictures.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Devil’s Due from 20th Century Fox, with $2.7 million.
#BOXOFFICE: “RIDE ALONG” SETS BOX OFFICE RECORD FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND
Exceeding expectations of many this weekend is Ride Along, getting a timely Martin Luther King Day weekend release from Universal Pictures, raking-in a record-setting $47.8 million for the Holiday in its debut! The Action-Comedy starring Ice Cube and Funnyman Kevin Hart brought-on the laughs from its Audience with an A CinemaScore, although Critics agreed it wasn’t as stellar with a 16% rating on the Tomatometer.
After a huge debut last weekend, Lone Survivor slips to second spot for Universal Pictures/eOne Films with $23 million from 2,989 theatres. In just two weeks, the Film has grossed $55 million, undoubtedly boosted earlier this week by its wins at the Critics Choice Awards, including Best Action Film.
The Nut Job opens this weekend with a solid $20 million for Open Road Films/eOne Films. Made for $45 million, the Canadian/South Korean/American Animated-Feature starring Will Arnett didn’t get much love critically, but Audiences reacted well giving it a B CinemaScore.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in fourth spot with $16.5 million for Paramount Pictures, the fifth Film in the Franchise of Tom Clancy Adaptations starring Chris Pine. Reviews have been decent for the Film, tallying-in at 61% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
American Hustle sees a nice boost this weekend with $10 million grossed from 2,204 theatres for Sony Pictures/eOne Films – good enough for sixth spot – undoubtedly from all its exposure last week winning three Golden Globe Awards where it won Motion Picture – Comedy.
Devil’s Due debuts in seventh spot with $8.4 million from 2,544 theatres for 20th Century Fox, the Horror Film garnering 19% on the Tomatometer and an equally unforgiving D+ CinemaScore.
Spike Jonze’s Her rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $4 million from 1,729 theatres in its fifth week of release.