Box Office Breakdown: Ice Cube and Kevin Hart Ride Along to Their 3rd Straight Box Office Victory
Universal’s Ride Along topped the box office for the third straight weekend in a row, earning $12.3 million. The buddy cop comedy stars America’s favorite gangster rapper turned Disney princess, Ice Cube, and the hilarious Kevin Hart.
Speaking of princesses, Disney’s Frozen remained incredibly strong, earning $9.3 million stateside. In a gimmick as old as time, Disney launched a “sing-a-long” release of the pic, contributing $2.2 million of it’s weekend total.
In yet another Disney princess development, the Zach Efron-starring comedy That Awkward Moment, took in a modest opening earning $9 million. Although expected to open at around $11 million, the film did fairly well, considering its $8 million budget. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Jason Reitman’s Labor Day.
In a twist of melodrama reminiscent of the film itself, Labor Day took in only $5.3 million. Originally positioned as an awards contender, the film suffered from an onslaught of dreadful reviews (it’s at 32% on Rotten Tomatoes).
In a more patriotic corner of the box office, Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor crossed the $100 million mark with a weekend total of $7.1 million. Finally, a pair of the greatest living directors, Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell, reached career milestones with their films The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle, respectively. Wolf reached $104 million, making it Scorsese’s third highest grossing film to date, and Hustle reached $133.6 million, making it Russell’s highest grossing film to date.
1. Ride Along – $12.3 million
2. Frozen – $9.3 million
3. That Awkward Moment – $9 million
4. The Nut Job – $7.6 million
5. Lone Survivor – $7.1 million
6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – $5.4 million
7. Labor Day – $5.3 million
8. American Hustle – $4.3 million
9. The Wolf of Wall Street – $3.6 million
10. I, Frankenstein – $3.5 million