Box Office: ‘Ride Along’ Heading for a Three-Peat to Beat ‘That Awkward Moment’

February 1, 2014 - box office

In a conflict of friend comedies, Kevin Hart’s “Ride Along” looks expected to overcome over a opening of Zac Efron’s “That Awkward Moment”with about $12.1 million during Super Bowl weekend during a U.S. box office.

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Both were streamer toward between $4 million and $4.5 million on Friday. “Awkward” launched with $246,000 from Thursday night late shows, though seemed to be entrance in during $10 million for a weekend — next initial  forecasts for $11 million to $15 million.

Universals’ “Ride Along,” that also stars Ice Cube, non-stop on Martin Luther King weekend and is personification in 2,865 locations. It has left past $80 million in a initial dual weeks and a first-place finish would make it a initial film to win 3 true weekends given “Gravity” did so in October.

Focus Features is aiming “Awkward,” personification during 2,809 sites, during womanlike moviegoers and is opening it in 2,800 locations.

Paramount’s far-reaching recover of Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin bard “Labor Day” is descending prosaic with $2.3 million during 2,584 on Friday for a projected $6.2 million weekend, entrance in during a low finish of forecasts.

Disney’s sing-a-long re-release of “Frozen” seemed streamer for a third-place finish with $2.45 million on Friday for a three-day sum around $9.2 million. That would pull a U.S. cume to $360 million — a fourth top opening by a pretension expelled in 2013 after “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Iron Man 3″ and “Despicable Me 2″ — and some-more than $825 million worldwide.

Open Road’s third weekend of “The Nut Job” and Universal’s fifth celebrity of “Lone Survivor” seemed expected to be streamer for about $7 million any this weekend. That would give “The Nut Job” $50 million while “Survivor” will strike $104 million.

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