#BOXOFFICE: “RIDE ALONG” CONTINUES ITS BOX OFFICE DOMINATION A THIRD WEEK
For the third week in-a-row, Universal Pictures reigns supreme with Ride Along, dominating a tepid weekend at the Box Office with $12.3 million in this its third week of release from 2,867 theatres, as it closes-in on the $100-mark in North America.
Frozen continues to be a model of resilience, in second spot this weekend in this its $9.3 million for Disney. The Animated Feature is now in its eleventh week of release and got a boost from the release of its Singalong version which allows Fans to sing to the Music of the Film with the guidance of a magical snowflake on-screen.
Debuting in third spot is Rom-Com, That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron, with $9 million from 2,809 theatres for Focus Features/VVS Films. Made for only $8 million, the Film already has recouped its production costs and should be a presence into Valentine’s Day; Efron also produced the Project. Critics gave it only 23% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
Frozen continues to be a model of resilience, in second spot this weekend in this its $9.5 million for Disney. The Animated Feature is now in its eleventh week of release and got a boost from the release of its Singalong version which allows Fans to sing to the Music of the Film with the guidance of a magical snowflake on-screen.
The Nut Job finds itself in fourth spot this weekend with $7.6 million for eOne Films/Open Road Films, now in its third week out. Giving Families another option at the Movies, the Animated Feature is closing-in on the $50-million mark.
Lone Survivor like its name suggests is determined to survive at the Box Office, in its fifth week of release garnering $7.1 million for eOne Films/Universal Pictures.
Labor Day debuts in seventh spot for Paramount Pictures, the Romantic-Thriller garnering $5.3 million from 2,589 theatres. Critics hammered down on the Film with a 32% rating on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
I, Frankenstein rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.5 million from 2,753 theatres in its second week for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “LONE SURVIVOR” ALONE AT THE THE TOP IN DEBUT
Lone Survivor finds itself alone at the top of the Box Office this weekend, besting the competition with an impressive $38.5 million from 2,876 theatres for Universal Pictures/eOne Films. The Film, based on the Story of Hero Marcus Luttrell and made for $50 million, is well on its way to recouping its production costs quickly. Produced by and starring Mark Wahlberg, who also stars in it, the War-Drama earn an outstanding A+ CinemaScore from Audiences, while Critics gave it 73% on the Tomatometer.
Disney‘s Frozen meanwhile in its eighth week finally gets dethroned after a multi-week reign, earning $15 million this weekend. The Animated Feature just recently surpassed the $300-million mark in North America.
The Wolf of Wall Street, seems to have struck-up quite a bit of controversy surrounding its depiction of greed, corruption and chauvinism, but this isn’t stopping Moviegoers from seeing it. In its third week out, it brings-in $9 million for Paramount Pictures, placing it in third spot.
A debuting The Legend of Hercules lands in fourth iwith $8.6 million for Lionsgate Films. The Action-Fantasy which has yet to be released in Canada, garnered a paltry 2% from Critics on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Former Champ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug slips to fifth spot with $7.9 million this weekend for Warner Bros.
August: Osage County debuts in sixth spot for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $7.3 million, expanding well to 900 theatres across North America this weekend. The Film which is in-contention for Awards in acting categories especially for Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, received a 65% rating on the Tomatometer.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, rounds-out the Top Ten with $5.8 million for Paramount Pictures in its fourth week.