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'Ride Along' cruises to second weekend as box office king, 'I Frankenstein' flops big time

By Daniel S Levine,

Audiences are still laughing at Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, since Ride Along scored a second weekend at the top of the box office. The buddy cop comedy easily beat I, Frankenstein, which flopped with under $10 million.

Universal’s Ride Along added another $21.2 million, which was off 49 percent from its opening weekend. Still, it has made $75.4 million in just 10 days, notes Box Office Mojo. Expect it to reach $100 million by the end of the week and a sequel greenlit in a few months.

The studio held the top two slots for the second week in a row. Lone Survivor held on to No. 2 with $12.6 million. It has already reached $93.6 million and once it passes Zero Dark Thirty, it will be the top-grossing Hollywood film about the war in Afghanistan.

Open Road’s The Nut Job has been a modest animated hit, staying at No. 3. The film made $12.3 million over the weekend and grossed $40.3 million. The studio is already planning a sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Frozen made $9 million, bringing its domestic total to $347.8 million. Add in the overseas total and Frozen ranks among the top-grossing animated films of all time with $810.3 million.

Meanwhile, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit continues to disappoint for Paramount. The film only made $8.8 million.

I, Frankenstein could not bring Mary Shelley’s famous character back to life. The Aaron Eckhart-starring film made just $8.3 million.

Several Oscar nominees had great weekends. American Hustle added $7.1 million, while August: Osage County and The Wolf of Wall Street added $5 million each.

image: Universal/image.net

 

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