Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the film "Ride Along." Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

‘Ride Along’ Tops the Box Office This Weekend with $41.6 Million

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Ride Along soared to the top of the Box Office this weekend, claiming the top spot with an estimated $4.6 million.

The film stars comedian Kevin Hart played security guard Ben Barber. Ben is getting ready to marry his girlfriend Angela, played by Tika Sumpter; however, before he can do that, he must prove himself worthy to her brother James, played by Ice Cube. In order to do so, Ben goes on a ride along with James. Needless to say, things get pretty crazy along the way.

The film averaged about $15,621 per theater.

In the second spot this weekend is the true life story of Marcus Luttrell and his team in Lone Survivor. The film brought in an estimated $22.1 million this weekend, bringing Lone Survivor’s four week total to $72.9 million.

Coming in third place this weekend was Open Road Film’s newest animated film The Nut Job. The film brought in approximately $20.6 million over the weekend.

The Nut Job has no shortage of A-List talent behind the project. The film stars the voice talents of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, and Gabriel Iglesias just to name a few.

The Nut Job is the highest grossing opening for Open Road Films to date, edging out the 2012’s The Grey which ironically also starred Liam Neeson, which brought in $19.7 on its opening weekend.

Debuting in fourth place this weekend is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film, which stars Chris Pine as the popular Tom Clancy character, brought in approximately $17.2 million this weekend. After being delayed from Christmas, the film kind of failed to take off, and is being somewhat lost among the shuffle.

Walt Disney’s animated epic Frozen is still holding onto the Top 5 with an estimated $11.9 million over the weekend. This brings Frozen’s 9 week total to an estimated $332.6 million. When you add in the numbers from the foreign box office, Frozen has a worldwide gross of over $759.1 million so far.

Debuting this week in the 7th spot is the anti-Christ horror flick Devil’s Due. The latest Twentieth Century Fox venture pulled in approximately $8.5 million. While this may not seem like a lot, it’s not horrible for a film that only cost $7 million to make.

Here is a look at the Top 10 this weekend at the Box Office courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Ride Along $41.6 million $41.6 million 1
2 Lone Survivor $22.1 million $72.9 million 4
3 The Nut Job $20.6 million $20.6 million 1
4 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $17.2 million $17.2 million 1
5 Frozen $11.9 million $332.6 million 9
6 American Hustle $10.6 million $116.4 6
7 Devil’s Due $8.5 million $8.5 million 1
8 August: Osage County $7.6 million $18.2 million 4
9 The Wolf of Wall Street $7.5 million $90.3 million 4
10 Saving Mr. Banks $4.1 million $75.4 million 6


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