'Ride Along' tops Friday box office, 'I, Frankenstein' offers no competition

By Kyle Johnson,

In its second weekend, Ride Along doesn't appear to be slowing down. The new wide-release film of the weekend, I, Frankenstein, has offered no competition so far.

Lionsgate's new film, starring Aaron Eckhart, stumbled in its first full day of release, pulling in $2.8 million on Friday, reports Variety.

The estimated weekend gross for the big screen adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel is expected to be a miserable $10 million. The movie reportedly cost Lakeshore $85 million to finance.

Meanwhile, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor, both Universal films, remain steady, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy earned $6.3 million on Friday. The Mark Wahlberg war film followed behind with $3.6 million.

Ride Along is looking at a projected $20.5 million for the weekend, which would put the film at a domestic box-office total of about $74.7 million. Lone Survivor is entering its third week and has been expanded to 3,160 screens from 2,989. The Peter Berg-directed film has already grossed $79.6 million.

Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club more than doubled its screens this weekend and grossed about $544,000. The drama is projected to earn about $2.1 million.

image: Universal/Image.net

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