Box Office: ‘Ride Along’ Scores Rare Third Straight Win With $12.3 Mil

February 5, 2014 - box office

UPDATED: Continuing a high-flying float during a domestic box office, Universal’s brave holdover “Ride Along” posted a third true weekend victory, estimating $12.3 million for a Stateside cume of $93 million and counting.

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The Super Bowl weekend’s usually dual far-reaching releases — Focus Features’ “That Awkward Moment” and Paramount’s “Labor Day,” both of that are targeted precisely during womanlike audiences — underperformed, grossing $9 million and $5.3 million, respectively.

Internationally, Disney had another standout weekend with a toon all-star “Frozen,” that grossed an estimated $24 million  from 45 territories, representing approximately 90% of a abroad marketplace place.

So far, a film has collected north of $504 million internationally, with $360 million Stateside (pic’s sing-along re-release contributed $2.2 million out of a sum estimated $9.3 million this weekend), creation “Frozen” a second-highest grossing strange toon of all time globally, behind “Finding Nemo.”

In China, a Imax philharmonic “The Monkey King” estimated $35.4 million, of that a mega-screen exhib contributed $4.5 million. The film bent in 7 Asian countries (including China), with a sum projected $46 million.

SEE ALSO: ‘The Monkey King’ Reigns during China and Global Box Office

Domestic totals managed to stay in line roughly with this time final year, down usually 2%, yet first-quarter 2013 box bureau was generally mopey.

As a transparent prominence so distant this year, “Ride Along’s” third-straight win during a domestic box bureau matches what usually 3 films sum managed final year — “The Butler,” “Gravity” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” — nothing of that bent during a initial quarter.

Speaking of “Gravity,” Warner Bros.’ large-screen re-release of a Oscar-nominated 3D epic warranted some-more than half of a $2 million three-day sum in Imax. “Gravity” has cumed scarcely $264 million million domestically in over 4 months.

Among a other Academy Award contenders, both “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” became miracle box bureau achievements for their particular directors: “Hustle” now stands as David O. Russell’s highest-grossing film, with $133.6 million, while Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf” is a director’s third-highest, during $104.1 million, leading “The Aviator.”

The adult-skewing Oscar pics took divided some business from “Labor Day,” that scored 71% of a opening from auds over 25. Pic also lopsided 60% female.

“Labor Day” stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin (both of whom were taken to foster a film) as comfortless lovers. Par insists a film, cost $18 million to produce, will be excellent financially if it cumes some-more than 3 times a opening. The film perceived an aloof ‘B-’ CinemaScore, however.

“This genre generally plays to illusory multiples,” pronounced Megan Colligan, prexy of worldwide selling and placement for Par. “As a lead-in to Valentine’s Day, (this weekend) felt like a ideal runway.”

Meanwhile, “That Awkward Moment,” a initial recover from a newly restructured Focus Features (CEO Peter Schlessel acquired a film while still during FilmDistrict), cost $8 million, yet a distrib spent usually $1.5 million for a rights. The Zac Efron starrer scored a ‘B’ CinemaScore and played best to immature femmes.

Similar to “Labor Day,” Focus hopes “That Awkward Moment” can leg out by Valentine’s Day as a choice for couples. But that weekend is swarming already with date movies, including Sony-Screen Gems’ “About Last Night,” Warner’s “Winter’s Tale” and Universal’s “Endless Love.”

Domestic

Film (Weeks in release): 3-day gross*; Locations; Per-theater average; Cume*; Percentage change

  1. Ride Along (3): $12.3; 2,867; $4,295; $93.0; -42%
  2. Frozen (11): $9.3; 2,754; $3,381; $360.0; +2%
  3. That Awkward Moment (1): $9.0; 2,809; $3,208; $9.0; –
  4. The Nut Job (3): $7.6; 3,472; $2,193; $50.2; -37%
  5. Lone Survivor (6): $7.2; 3,285; $2,180; $104.9; -44%
  6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (3): $5.4; 2,907; $1,858; $39.0; -41%
  7. Labor Day (1): $5.3; 2,584; $2,051; $5.3; –
  8. American Hustle (8): $4.3; 2,216; $1,940; $133.6; -39%
  9. The Wolf of Wall Street (6): $3.6; 1,607; $2,209; $104.1; -35%
  10. I, Frankenstein (2): $3.5; 2,753; $1,279; $14.5; -59%

Overseas

Film (Weeks in release): 3-day cume*; Territories; Screens; Int’l cume*; Global cume*; Percentage change

  1. The Monkey King (1): $46.0; 7; n/a; $46.0; $46.0; –
  2. Frozen (10): $24.0; 45; n/a; $504.4; $864.4; +19%
  3. VIY (1): $17.7; 1; 1,030; $17.7; $17.7; –
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street (6): $15.7; 10; 2,062; $146.0; $250.0; -5%
  5. 12 Years a Slave (4): $9.7; 40; n/a; $50.6; $96.4; +17%

*in millions of $

source ⦿ http://variety.com/2014/film/box-office/box-office-ride-along-scores-rare-third-straight-win-with-12-3-mil-1201082795/

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