‘Ride Along’ cruises to a second win during US box office

January 28, 2014 - box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Ride Along,” a friend patrolman comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, raced to a tip of a weekend box bureau charts for a second week in a row, collecting $21.2 million in sheet sales.

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The Afghanistan quarrel story “Lone Survivor” took a No. 2 mark with sheet sales of $12.6 million. Mark Wahlberg plays a purpose of a usually one of 4 U.S. SEALs to lapse from a infamous glow quarrel with Taliban fighters.

The charcterised film “The Nut Job,” featuring a voices of Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl, was third with $12.3 million in sales during U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio sum supposing by Rentrak.

In a week in that a tip 3 films mirrored final week’s results, “I, Frankenstein,” an movement film in that Victor Frankenstein’s origination is reimagined as a favourite battling gargoyles, was a usually vital new release. It non-stop in sixth place with sheet sales of $8.3 million.

“Ride Along” perceived mostly disastrous reviews, with usually 17 percent certain writeups according to aggregator website Rottentomatoes. But a film non-stop distant stronger than approaching a week ago with sheet sales of $41.2 million to simply transcend Hollywood projections. The film has collected sales of only over $75 million given a Jan 17 release.

Universal Pictures, a studio behind both “Ride Along” and “Lone Survivor,” pronounced a films’ one-two punch noted a initial time a singular studio’s films have grabbed a tip dual spots for dual uninterrupted weeks in scarcely dual decades. Warner Bros. final achieved a attainment in Feb 1994, with “On Deadly Ground” and “Ace Ventura.”

“I, Frankenstein,” that fell brief of attention forecasts of an opening weekend between $10 million and $15 million, perceived generally bad reviews, though 57 percent of a assembly pronounced they favourite it, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Based on actor Kevin Grevioux’s striking novel, it takes place in a dark, dystopian world. Actor Aaron Eckhart plays a pretension role, with not many similarity to a beast in progressing films formed on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Less gruesome, he is sanctified with unusual speed and endurance.

Lionsgate Films acted customarily as a distributor, with Lakeshore Entertainment appropriation many of a reported $65 million prolongation costs.

Disney’s long-running charcterised strike “Frozen” claimed a No. 4 mark with $9 million. The low-pitched is impending $350 million in domestic sales in a 10th week in release.

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” starring Chris Pine as a late author Tom Clancy’s illusory CIA analyst, dull out a tip 5 with sheet sales of $8.8 million.

The strongest finisher among vital Oscar-nominated films was “American Hustle,” that took seventh place offered $7.1 million value of tickets for a sum domestic transport of $127 million.

“Ride Along” and “Lone Survivor” were expelled by Universal Pictures, a section of Comcast. Lionsgate distributed “I, Frankenstein.” “The Nut Job” was expelled by Open Road Films, a corner try of U.S. museum bondage Regal Entertainment and AMC Theatres. Paramount Pictures, a section of Viacom, expelled “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

(Reporting By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud; Editing by Rosalind Russell and David Gregorio)

source ⦿ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-boxoffice-idUSBREA0P0JB20140126

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