"Ride Along" tops box bureau for a third week

February 4, 2014 - box office

“Ride Along” remained strong
at a box bureau over Super Bowl weekend, steering into a No. 1 slot for a
third week.

Topping multiplex sales given setting
a Jan entrance record when opening over a Martin Luther King holiday weekend
with $48.6 million, a Universal Pictures friend patrolman comedy, starring Kevin
Hart and Ice Cube, done $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic
total, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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“I don’t consider anyone would have
seen that coming,” Paul Dergarabedian, comparison media researcher for box-office
tracker Rentrak, pronounced of “Ride Along.”

Despite a appearing outlook that
films with a essentially African-American expel don’t do good overseas, the
domestic success of “Ride Along” could fuel a popularity
internationally. (It is now usually display domestically.)

“Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are
great stars and they are general stars during this point. The film doing so
well here is going to give it that additional push. If a worldwide assembly is
hearing that ‘Ride Along’ is a No. 1 film for a third week, they are going
to wish to see what a bitch is about.”

Disney’s “Frozen,” now the
fourth highest-grossing domestic charcterised recover ever, is in second place with
$9.3 million. The studio rereleased a singalong chronicle of a film, as the
movie’s soundtrack stays No. 1 on a Billboard 200 chart. The film’s
signature lane “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel, is among a top
30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 (and is nominated for best strange strain during next
month’s Oscars). “Frozen” singalong shows, featured in 2,057 theaters
out of 2,754, combined $2.2 million, as a film crossed a $360 million mark

“‘Frozen’ is a film that will
not quit,” says Dergarabedian. “It’s been out for 11 weeks and it’s
still relevant. By adding this sing-along component, they fundamentally assured
themselves a No. 2 symbol this weekend.”

Another family film, Open Road Films’
squirrel comedy “The Nut Job,” took a fourth-place container with $7.6
million, bringing a domestic sum to $50 million over a three-week span.

Focus Features’ chicky crack from a
male indicate of view, “That Awkward Moment,” starring Zac Efron,
Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, has taken third place in a opening
weekend with $9 million.

“The critics were not kind to
this film and it’s arrange of a pre-Valentine’s Day film that’s an remedy to
the Super Bowl,” Dergarabedian said. “But over what is traditionally
not a outrageous grossing weekend, it did in line with what people expected.”

Universal’s “Lone Survivor”
stands clever in a fifth container with $7.2 million, as it particularly crosses the
$100 million mark, creation this Mark Wahlberg’s 7th film to cranky that
milestone. Others have enclosed “Planet of a Apes,” ”Ted,”
”The Departed,” ”The Other Guys” and “The Italian Job.”

Paramount’s resurgence of a film
adaptations of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series, “Jack Ryan: Shadow
Recruit,” this time starring Chris Pine as a quick CIA analyst,
came in during No. 6 with $5.4 million in a third week. Overseas it done $9.1 million.

The Kate Winslet and Josh
Brolin-starring play “Labor Day,” destined by Jason Reitman and also
distributed by Paramount, non-stop in 7th place with $5.3 million.

Riding a Oscar nominations call were
the No. 8 and 9 films: “American Hustle,” heading a Oscar container with
10 bids, and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” that has 5 nods. David O.
Russell’s con-artist comedy warranted $4.3 million, while Martin Scorsese’s movie
gained $3.6 million.

Rounding out a tip 10, and dropping
from final week’s position six, was Lionsgate’s big-budget “I, Frankenstein,” with $3.5 million in a second weekend. With an estimated
$65 million cost, “I Frankenstein,” in 3-D and starring Aaron
Eckhart, has a $14.5 million domestic total. But a film could benefit a spike in
sales abroad over a entrance weeks, as it warranted $13 million internationally
when it strike theaters.

Overall, a estimated box bureau sum for a weekend is $88.5
million, down somewhat from this same Super Bowl weekend final year, that saw
an $88.6 million total.

“This is a weekend where all eyes
are on football, so a fact that attention hold a possess again on this weekend
is flattering impressive,” Dergarabedian said.

Next weekend’s recover of Warner Bros.
3-D animation “The Lego Movie,” a family comedy, will many likely
knock “Ride Along” from No. 1.

Estimated sheet sales for Friday
through Sunday during U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where
available, latest general numbers are also included. Final domestic
figures will be expelled Monday.

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