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

Ride Along Drives Away With the Top Spot Three Weeks In A Row


Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s new comedy Ride Along rode straight through the weekend and easily garnered the top spot at the Box Office for the third week in a row.

The film did fall about 42% from last week, down to approximately $12.3 million; however, it is still pulling pretty decent numbers. The film has earned an estimated $93 million in its three weeks of release.

Coming in second this week is the Disney animated adventure Frozen.

Frozen is up 2% from last week, and brought in an estimated $9.3 million. The film was recently rereleased into theaters in a sing-along version which did attribute to approximately $2.2 million of the $9.3 million the film pulled this weekend; however, there is simply no denying the staying power of a well-made kids movie.

In the 11 weeks that Frozen has been in theaters, it has earned approximately $360 million domestically; however, this is nothing compared to the $504.4 million that the film has earned in foreign markets. Altogether, Frozen has earned an estimated $864.4 million worldwide.

Debuting this week in the third position is That Awkward Moment, which pulled in an estimated $9.01 this weekend at the Box Office.

While these are not necessarily what I would call “disappointing” numbers, this is the lowest opening weekend for a Zac Efron film. 17 Again opened to $23.7 million, and The Lucky One opened to $22.5 million.

In the fourth spot this weekend, Open Road Films’ animated comedy The Nut Job brought in an estimated $7.6 million. During the film’s three weeks in release, it has earned approximately $50.2 million domestically.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is the Afghanistan war film Lone Survivor.

The real-life take of Marcus Luttrell and his team of Navy Seals brought in an estimated $7.1 million this weekend. This brings the film’s 6 week total to $105 million.

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

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Ride Along $12.3 million $93 million 3
2 Frozen $9.3 million $360 million 11
3 That Awkward Moment $9.01 million $9.01 million 1
4 The Nut Job $7.6 million $50.2 million 3
5 Lone Survivor $7.16 million $104.9 million 6
6 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $5.4 million $39 million 3
7 Labor Day $5.3 million $5.3 million 1
8 American Hustle $.4.3 million $133.6 million 8
9 The Wolf of Wall Street $3.55 million $104 million 6
10 I, Frankenstein $3.52 million $14.5 million 2

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