Universal's Ride Along claimed the top spot again on Wednesday with a $1.77 million take, off 16 percent from Tuesday. The breakout comedy has amassed $52.5 million in its first six days, putting it 25 percent ahead of the pace of Paul Blart: Mall Cop and 22 percent ahead of The Book of Eli, openers over Martin Luther King weekend in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Universal also claims the number two spot again as Lone Survivor pulled $1.36 million yesterday, down 52 percent from the same day last week. The film's 13-day total stands at $79.6 million and is trending 35 percent ahead of Zero Dark Thirty at the same point in its wide release cycle last year.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit brought in $1.03 million on Wednesday. The franchise reboot was off 20 percent from Tuesday and has tallied $20.3 million in its first six days. By comparison, This Means War, also starring Chris Pine, had earned 15 percent more in the same amount of time.
Open Road reports that The Nut Job slid 17 percent from Tuesday on its way to $0.73 million yesterday. The surprise animated success has banked $27.3 million since its debut last Friday, 13 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Hotel for Dogs.
Last but not least, American Hustle rounds out the top five as it earned $0.77 million yesterday. That represents a decline of just 24 percent from the same day last week. The Oscar contender's domestic total now stands at $119.2 million.