Tuesday January 21, 2014 5:57 pm
Box Office Breakdown: ‘Ride Along’ Nabs Top Spot, New Record
Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista, Disney, Open Road Films, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Action, Animation, Drama, Family, Horror, Musicals, Mystery, Period, Romance, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, New Releases
Although Ride Along seemed like it was going to face stiff competition this weekend, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube buddy cop comedy not only came out on top but also set a new record for the biggest January opening (a title held previously by Cloverfield, which had made $40.1 million in 2008.
Ride Along's record-breaking opening for the weekend was $41.6 million, dropping last week's top box office earner, Lone Survivor, down to number two with $22 million. The animated film Nut Job debuted third with $19.4 while the other newcomer, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, came in fourth place with $15.5 million. Last week's number two earner, Frozen, fell three spots to number five with $11.8 million.
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