Box Office: ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Top Super Bowl Weekend

February 3, 2014 - box office

Holdovers dominated Super Bowl weekend during a box bureau as Ride Along and a sing-along chronicle of Frozen kick new entries That Awkward Moment and Labor Day.

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Ride Along took in $12.3 million to tip a draft 3 weekends in a row, cementing Kevin Hart‘s rising star status. The Universal friend patrolman comedy, also starring Ice Cube, has grossed a sum of $93 million.

Disney’s Frozen sing-along, personification in some-more than 2,000 theaters, sparked a renewed call of seductiveness in a film, that was adult somewhat from final weekend, grossing $9.3 million from a sum of 2,754 locations, including $2.2 million from a sing-along shows.

Frozen finished a weekend with a large worldwide transport of $864.4 million — circumference past The Hunger Games: Catching Fire —  including a domestic sum of $360 million and general cume of $504.4 million. Also over a weekend, a film swept a Annie Awards, including holding home best feature.

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The charcterised family film edged out new comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. The film took in $9 million, contra a $10 million to $12 million that was expected, imprinting one of a lowest Super Bowl openings in years.

Still, Awkward Moment, a initial recover from Focus Features underneath Peter Schlessel‘s rule, incited in an OK performance, deliberation it is an $8 million indie film. As expected, a R-rated comedy lopsided womanlike (64 percent), while 61 percent of sheet buyers were underneath a age of 25.

Schlessel acquired rights to Awkward Moment for roughly $1.5 million when he was using FilmDistrict and brought a pretension with him to Focus. The film, rising in 2,809 theaters and earning a B CinemaScore, revolves around 3 friends confronting that ungainly branch indicate in their particular relationships.

Jason Reitman‘s Labor Day also underperformed, opening to $5.3 million and entrance in No. 7 after receiving a B- CinemaScore and a misfortune reviews of any of Reitman’s films (Awkward Moment perceived even worse reviews). Both films attempted to counterprogram opposite Sunday’s football diversion by going after females.

From Paramount and Indian Paintbrush, Labor Day cost $18 million to make and stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire. It’s a initial time that one of Reitman’s cinema has non-stop nationwide; a rest have all non-stop in singular runs before solemnly expanding. Labor Day, about a lady and her son who move a foreigner home over a holiday, was creatively ostensible to entrance in theaters late final year, though a recover was pushed back

Labor Day skewed particularly older, with 55 percent of a assembly over a age of 35, including 42 percent over a age of 50. Females done adult 59 percent of sheet buyers.

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Elsewhere, Peter Berg‘s Lone Survivor jumped a $100 million symbol domestically, earning $7.2 million for a sum $104.9 million. The Universal recover placed No. 5, only behind Open Road Films’ charcterised pic The Nut Job, that took in $7.6 million for a robust domestic sum of $50.2 million.

Sony’s American Hustle continues to overtake other Oscar frontrunners (aside from Gravity) and has turn David O. Russell‘s many successful film during a domestic box office, leading a $132.1 million warranted final year by Silver Linings Playbook. The film finished a weekend with a domestic sum of $133.6 million.

Thanks to a well-balanced menu of films overall, income was still adult somewhat from final year’s Super Bowl weekend.

Teller‘s documentary Tim’s Vermeer , about inventor Tim Jenison‘s query to duplicate a portrayal techniques of Johannes Vermeer, done a plain display in a entrance during a specialty box office, grossing $57,873 from 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a plcae normal of $14,468, a best of a weekend. Sony Pictures Classics is doing a film, that premiered final tumble during a Telluride and Toronto film Festivals.

In a second weekend, Roadside Attractions’ Gloria took in $180,750 from 29 locations for a plcae normal of $6,233 and cume of $259,151.

 Here are a tip 10 estimates for a weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2 during domestic box office:

Title, Weeks in Release/Theater Count, Studio, Weekend Total, Percentage Drop, Cume

1. Ride Along, 3/2,867, Universal, $12.3 million, -42.2%, $93 million.

2. Frozen, 11/2,754, Disney, $9.3 million, +2.1%, $360 million.

3. That Awkward Moment, 1/2,809, Focus Features, $9 million.

4. The Nut Job, 3/3,472, Open Road Films, $7.6 million, -37.1%, $97.3 million.

5. Lone Survivor, 6/3,285, Universal, $7.2 million, -44.5%, $104.9 million.

6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3/2,907, Paramount, $5.4 million, -40.6%, $6 million.

7. Labor Day, 1/2,589, Disney, $5.3 million.

8. American Hustle, 8/2,216, Sony, $4.3 million, -39.1%, $133.6 million.

9. The Wolf of Wall Street, 6/1,607, Paramount, $3.6 million, -35.2%, $104.1 million.

10. I, Frankenstein, 2/2,753, Lionsgate., $3.5 million, -59.1%, $14.5 million.

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