‘Ride Along’ is still at the top of the domestic box office after three weeks. Most eyes were on the big football game with The Seahawks picking up their first Vince Lombardi Trophy after a crushing win over the Broncos. The box office slowed down for one of the quietest movie weekends of the year, Broncos fans have much to celebrate! Cop comedy “Ride Along” garnered another $12.3 million, and raked in a total of $93 million at the domestic box office since its release. Disney’s Frozen is still in the running, taking the second spot this week with $9.3 million. The family-friendly animation rakes in $864.4 million worldwide including $360 million in North America.
Zac Efron’s “That Awkward Moment” debut at number three with a B grade from CinemaScore, collecting an estimated $9 million. The pic also stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. “The Nut Job” occupies the fourth spot and Mark Wahlberg’s “Lone Survivor” takes fifth place to roundup the top 5 with $7.6 million and $7.2 million respectively. Paramount’s “Labor Day”, finishes at the seventh spot on its disappointing debut weekend with an estimated $5.3 million. The Jason Reitman directed pic was supposed to debut over Christmas weekend last year as a would-be Oscar contender, but it was moved to the Super Bowl weekend slot. The film was made on a reported budget of $18 million, Paramount may need to cut their losses on this one.
Aaron Eckhart’s “I, Frankenstein” is still failing to launch with another disappointing week at the box office, slipping to the last spot on the top 10 with $3.5 million . The Lakeshore Entertainment financed film was produced against a reported budget of $65 million, and it seems that more than a couple million dollars in losses is expected. There is however a shimmer of hope overseas, as the film opened with $13 million outside the U.S. in its first weekend.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Ride Along” – $12.3 million
- “Frozen (2013)” $9.3 million
- “That Awkward Moment” – $9 million
- “The Nut Job” – $7.6 million
- “Lone Survivor” – $7.2 million
- “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” – $5.4 million
- “Labor Day” – $5.3 million
- “American Hustle” – $4.3 million
- “The Wolf of Wall Street” – $3.6 million
- “I, Frankenstein” – $3.5 million