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Down at the Box Office: Action-Comedy “Ride Along” Breaks Record and Is New Number 1

Ride Along (starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube) comes in first at the box office earning $41.2 million its debut weekend.

The film also takes the honor of being the biggest Friday-Sunday opening in January history taking the honor from Cloverfield (a movie I hate for numerous reasons) which was the top-grossing movie during MLK weekend, up until this weekend, earning $40 million from Friday-Sunday and $46 million in its four-day debut in 2008.

The drama thriller Lone Survivor (starring Mark Wahlberg, woot woot!) slipped to the No.2 spot and made $23.2 million. The Nut Job coming in third and Jack Shadow: Shadow Recruit debuting in fourth with Frozen rounding out the top five.

*The Box Office list’s are as always courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

  1. Ride Along: $41.2 million
  2.  Lone Survivor: $23.2 million
  3.  The Nut Job: $20.6
  4.  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: $17.2 million
  5.  Frozen: $12 million
  6.  American Hustle: $10.6 million
  7.  Devil’s Due: $8.5 million
  8.  August: Osage County: $7.6 million
  9.  The Wolf of Wall Street: $7.5 million
  10.  Saving Mr. Banks: $4.1 million
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