Ride Along Speeds Away With the Top Spot At The Box Office This Weekend

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

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

It would seem as if the new comedy Ride Along is on a roll. This weekend, the laugh fest took the top spot for the second week in a row.

Ride Along, which stars funnyman Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, brought home an estimated $21.2 million at the Box Office. This brings the film’s two week total to $75.4 million.

These numbers were close to double their nearest competition.

Speaking of competition, coming in second this week is the gripping true life war story Lone Survivor.

Lone Survivor brought in an estimated $12.6 million this weekend, bringing their five week total to $93.6 million. The film tells the real life story of Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL who was the lone survivor of his team that was sent into Afghanistan to hunt down a known terrorist. He is played in the film by Mark Wahlberg.

It would seem as the Top 3 positions are all the same players from last week. In the third spot this weekend is Open Road Films’ animated film The Nut Job.

The Nut Job brought in an estimated $12.3 million, bringing their two week total to $40.2 million. The film employs the voice talents of quite a few A-List talent like Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Stephen Lang, and many more.

The film continues to hold strong in regards to animated films.

Another animated film that seems to have blown its way back into the Top 5 is Disney’s Frozen. Frozen claims the number four spot this weekend, bringing in a respectable $9.03 million. This brings the film’s ten week total to $347.82 million. Those numbers pale in comparison to the film’s worldwide Box Office numbers.

If you add in Frozen’s foreign Box Office takings, which total an estimated $462.5 million, Frozen has a worldwide gross of approximately $810.3 million. This has propelled the film over Disney’s epic adventure Finding Nemo as the highest grossing animated film ever.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film based on the widely popular Tom Clancy character brought in an estimated $8.8 million, bringing the film’s two week total to just over $30.17 million.

Opening this week to a relatively low $8.28 million his weekend was I, Frankenstein.

Without much marketing power behind it, the film debuted in the sixth spot this weekend. It seemed like a fairly visually pleasing film; however, according to some critics, this is about where the praise ended. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a meager 5% on the Tomatometer. I fear that this one may fall off in the next couple of weeks.

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

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Ride Along $21.2 million $75.4 million 2
2 Lone Survivor $12.6 million $93.6 million 5
3 The Nut Job $12.3 million $40.3 million 2
4 Frozen $9.03 million $347.82 million 10
5 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $8.80 million $30.2 million 2
6 I, Frankenstein $8.28 million $8.28 million 1
7 American Hustle $7.10 million $127.04 million 7
8 August: Osage County $5.04 million $26.53 million 5
9 The Wolf of Wall Street $5.00 million $98.03 million 5
10 Devil’s Due $2.75 million $12.89 million 2

Topics: American Hustle, August: Osage County, Devil's Due, Frozen, I Frankenstein, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Lone Survivor, Movies, Ride Along, The Nut Job, The Wolf Of Wall Street

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