'Ride Along' tops Friday box office, 'Jack Ryan' opens weak

Kevin Hart's new buddy comedy with Ice Cube, Ride Along, has started off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend strong with $14.5 million earned on Friday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, projections now say that the movie could possibly gross about $45 million for the weekend. The film only cost $25 million to produce.

Universal Picture's fortunes continued as both the top movies on Friday are from their studio, with Mark Wahlberg's Lone Survivor continuing strong with $6.7 million on Friday, which could translate to a decent $26 million. The film has already brought in roughly $77 million.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Chris Pine's new movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit could possibly snag the number three spot for the weekend box office, but the early numbers haven't been stellar. The film earned $5.4 million on Friday, with predictions for the weekend gross hitting around $17 million.

One of the other new films of the weekend is the animate film The Nut Job and it could potentially take the third spot after earning $4.8 million. The last new opening was Devil's Due, which grossed about $3.5 million on Friday.

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