Universal's Ride Along grossed $1.55 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The break-out action comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube increased 14 percent over Monday's performance and was down 27 percent from last Tuesday. Ride Along continues to exceed expectations with a twelve-day take of $78.44 million. That is 24 percent stronger than the $63.37 million twelve-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli and leaves Ride Along $21.56 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.
Fellow Universal release Lone Survivor held steady in second place with $1.06 million. The Peter Berg directed war film starring Mark Wahlberg was up 16 percent over Monday and down 31 percent from last Tuesday. Lone Survivor has grossed $95.89 million after 19 days of wide release and has now surpassed the $95.72 million final domestic gross of 2012's Zero Dark Thirty. Lone Survivor is just $4.11 million away from clearing the $100 million mark.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit took in $0.927 million to remain in third place. Paramount's attempted franchise re-launch starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley was up a healthy 37 percent over Monday and down 28 percent from last Tuesday. However, in the bigger picture, the film's overall performance remains underwhelming with a twelve-day take of $32.06 million.
Open Road's The Nut Job was up two spots and a strong 47 percent over Monday to land in fourth with $0.904 million. The strength of the film's daily hold on Tuesday was most likely due in part to many schools in the south being out for a snow day (Frozen also experienced a strong increase on Tuesday). The Nut Job was up 3 percent over last Tuesday and has now grossed a stronger than expected $41.58 million through twelve days.
Frozen was up 37 percent over Monday, but still down one spot to claim fifth with $0.902 million. Disney's 3D computer animated blockbuster was up 20 percent over last Tuesday. With a total gross of $348.46 million to date, Frozen is on the verge of reaching the $350 million domestic mark. The film should get an extra boost this coming weekend from the release of a sing-along version of the film.
Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein was down one spot from Monday to take sixth with $0.735 million. The 3D action horror film starring Aaron Eckhart was up 18 percent over Monday. I, Frankenstein has grossed a very disappointing $9.97 million in its first five days of release. That places the film 50 percent behind the $19.97 million four-day start of 2010's Legion.