‘Ride Along’ wins during box bureau over Martin Luther King Day weekend
February 9, 2014 - box office
The Universal Pictures friend movie, that stars comedian Kevin Hart and actor-rapper Ice Cube, grossed a studio-estimated $48.1 million in sheet sales by Monday in a U.S. and Canada, simply violence final week’s winner, “Lone Survivor,” and new entrants including “The Nut Job” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
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“Ride Along,” that cost $25 million to make, generated only 12% of a income from white moviegoers. Its assembly was 50% African American and 30% Hispanic.
The film benefited from good timing, pronounced Nikki Rocco, boss of placement during Universal Pictures. “When we were environment adult a recover days for cinema after a holidays, it only looked like a ideal time to recover an civic comedy.”
Although it perceived muted reviews, “Ride Along” was good perceived by those who saw it, evidenced by a class of A from a assembly polling organisation CinemaScore.
The Comcast Corp.-owned studio is enjoying a plain start to a new year. The studio’s “Lone Survivor” — final week’s best performer — also surpassed expectations, in partial by attracting a different crowd. Just 48% of those who bought tickets were white.
“Lone Survivor” finished in second place this time around, with an estimated sum of $26.4 million by Monday. The estimated accumulative domestic take is $77.2 million for a $40-million film.
“A one-two punch is great,” Rocco said. “In sequence to be successful we have to have a different slate.”
“Ride Along” is serve justification of Hart’s appeal, entrance after a clever opening of a fast-talking comedian’s 2013 stand-up unison movie, “Let Me Explain.”
Overall, a film attention had a clever weekend compared with a year earlier, adult about 30% to $212 million in income for a four-day window. That’s still good next Martin Luther King Day weekend in 2009, when melodramatic cinema — led by “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Gran Torino,” “My Bloody Valentine” and “Notorious” — grossed some-more than $231 million.
“The Nut Job,” a 3-D critter hop distributed by Open Road Films, grossed around $25.3 million, violence “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” for a third-place finish — a better-than-expected outcome for an charcterised film not from a vital studio. The prolongation from Gulfstream Pictures, Red Rover International and ToonBox Entertainment facilities a voices of celebrities including Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias and Katherine Heigl.
Paramount Pictures’ $60-million “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” a reboot starring Chris Pine as Jack Ryan, a Tom Clancy-created CIA character, generated $18 million in sheet sales over 4 days, about in line with projections. Reviews were mixed, and moviegoers gave it a B CinemaScore grade.
“Frozen,” a rarely successful charcterised Disney musical, landed in fifth place with a four-day run of $16.2 million, bringing a domestic sum to around $337 million.
Meanwhile, a new low-budget fear charity “Devil’s Due,” from 20th Century Fox, frightened adult about $9.3 million by Monday to finish in seventh place.
Some awards hopefuls got a boost after Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “American Hustle,” nominated for 10 Academy Awards, took in $11.5 million by 4 days, bringing a estimated accumulative sum to $117 million. Its Friday-through-Sunday sum softened 19% from the previous weekend.
Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage County,” nominated for dual Oscars, combined theaters and saw revenue arise about 3% for a three-day time support to $7.37 million. For a 4 days by Monday, it brought in $8.89 million. Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” adult for 5 Academy Awards, reduced a museum count by scarcely 600 and saw a weekend sum dump from final week, alighting during No. 9 with $8.3 million by a holiday.
Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” dull out a tip 10 with a $4.79-million take, bringing a domestic sum to $76 million.
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