Box bureau report: ‘Ride Along’ runs over ‘I, Frankenstein’
February 8, 2014 - box office
The Kevin Hart comedy Ride Along continued to speed by a typically still box-office frame, while a beast thriller I, Frankenstein couldn’t be roused from a dead.
Universal’s friend patrolman comedy Ride Along, co-starring Ice Cube, cruised to a tip of a box bureau again, holding in $21.2 million in a second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film final week set a Jan entrance record, with $48.6 million over a three-day holiday weekend.
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For a second weekend in a row, Universal claimed No. 1 and No. 2 during a box office, with a Afghanistan fight film Lone Survivor earning $12.6 million in a fifth week. With a accumulative sum of $93.6 million, a comparatively inexpensive Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, will shortly cranky a $100 million mark.
But I, Frankenstein had a large budget, estimated during $65 million, nonetheless non-stop with only $8.3 million. Starring a beefed-up Aaron Eckhart as Mary Shelley’s famous beast in a modern-day setting, a 3-D film wasn’t screened for critics and came into a weekend with small buzz. Lakeshore Entertainment financed a film, that was distributed by Lionsgate.
With $13 million in abroad box office, I, Frankenstein could shock adult improved business internationally.
Two family films trailed Ride Along and Lone Survivor. The charcterised squirrel comedy The Nut Job done $12.3 million in a second week for Open Road Films. Disney’s juggernaut “Frozen” combined $9 million for a 10-week domestic sum of $347.8 million.
Several Oscar possibilities sought to gain on their new best-picture nominations. Expanding by a few hundred theaters were Dallas Buyers Club ($2 million, $20.4 million total), 12 Years a Slave ($2 million, $45.5 million total), Gravity ($2 million, $261.2 million total), Philomena ($1 million, $25.8 million total) and Nebraska ($1.4 million, $11.6 million total). Also adding theaters was August: Osage County, that warranted $5 million, bringing a accumulative transport to $26.5 million.
Some of a biggest Oscar bounces were abroad, where several nominees still have countries to open in. Paramount’s Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street led general business, with a clever $31 million. Fox Searchlight’s 12 Years a Slave has also valid scarcely clever abroad for such an American story. It took in $8.3 million internationally over a weekend.
Hollywood will mostly concede subsequent weekend to a Super Bowl, solely for new releases Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, and That Awkward Moment, with Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan.
Estimated sheet sales for Friday by Sunday during U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest general numbers are also included. Final domestic total will be expelled Tuesday.
1. Ride Along, $21.2 million ($750,000 international).
2. Lone Survivor, $12.6 million ($275,000 international).
3. The Nut Job, $12.3 million.
4. Frozen, $9 million ($20.2 million international).
5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, $8.8 million ($14.3 million international).
6. I, Frankenstein, $8.3 million ($13 million international).
7. American Hustle, $7.1 million ($5 million international).
8. August: Osage County, $5 million ($1.8 million international).
9. The Wolf of Wall Street, $5 million ($31 million international).
10. Devil’s Due, $2.8 million ($2.2 million international).