‘Ride Along’ runs over ‘I, Frankenstein’

January 27, 2014 - box office

NEW YORK (AP) – 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.

“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 Rentrak. Where available, latest general numbers are also included. Final domestic total will be expelled Monday.

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).


Estimated weekend sheet sales during general theaters (excluding a U.S. and Canada) for films distributed abroad by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $31 million.

2. “Frozen,” $20.2 million.

3. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” $14.3 million.

4. “I, Frankenstein,” $13 million.

5. “12 Years a Slave,” $8.3 million.

6. “Miss Granny,” $6.8 million

7. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” $5.6 million.

8. “American Hustle,” $5 million.

(tie) “Despicable Me,” $5 million.

(tie) “Hot Young Bloods,” $5 million.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a section of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a organisation of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.


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