#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.