Weekend Box Office Report: Ride Along Keeps On Cruisin’
By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ride Along just keeps riding.
The box office leader of the previous two weekends, an action thriller with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made it three in a row on top, earning an estimated $12-million.
Second place belonged to the holdover animated musical, Frozen, which took in over $9-million.
That Awkward Moment, the new romantic comedy starring Zac Efron, was third.
It debuted with $9-million.
And another animated holdover, The Nut Job, finished fourth with $7-million.
The weekend’s other new attraction, Labor Day, the romantic drama with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, took in only $5-million, good for seventh place.
Industry-wide totals, even lower than expected on the characteristically quiet Super Bowl weekend at multiplexes, were below those of the counterpart weekends the last two years.