Box Office Wrap Up: Ride Along Sets January Box Office Record
Debuting at 41.2 million Ride Along earns the biggest January opening in box office history. Delivering an “A” rating from Cinemascore, The duo’s chemistry are on another level.
On Par with Abbot and Costello or R2D2 and C3PO, the duo were often allowed to stray away from the script, creating an organic experience.
Made for a mere 25m this film is already a big success for universal.
Another hit for Universal was the movie Lone Survivor, in its 4th weekend earned 23.2 million.
The real life seal adrenalin fueled film, made for 40 million, has grossed over 74 million.
Redeeming director Peter Berg after the massive Battleship bomb.
Earning 20.5m The Nut Job outperforms its modest projections receiving a B Cinemascore, although other reviewers were not quite as kind.
Actor Chris Pine apparently doesn’t have the magic touch when it comes to reboots, as Paramount tries to revive their Jack Ryan franchise.
Previously starring Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin, Star Trek’s Chris Pine takes the lead as Jack Ryan a CIA action hero but this is one bomb he can’t defuse.
Made for 60 million Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit mustered up a mere 17.2 million debut
Lastly coming in fifth is Disney’s Frozen earning 12 million, bringing its domestic total to 333 million. Just edging out Oscar darling American Hustle at 10.6 million in its sixth weekend, for a total haul of 116.4 million.
This Weekend’s Box Office Wrap Up Totals
1. Ride Along – Universal – $41.2M
2. Lone Survivor – Universal – $23.2M
3. Nut Job, The – Open Road – $20.6M
4. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Paramount – $17.2M
5. Frozen – Disney – $12.0M
6. American Hustle – Sony – $10.6M
7. Devil’s Due – 20th Century Fox – $8.5M
8. August: Osage County – The Weinstein Company – $7.6M
9. Wolf Of Wall Street, The – Paramount – $7.5M
10. Saving Mr. Banks – Disney – $4.1M