'Ride Along' Passes $80 Million Mark on Thursday

on January 31, 2014 by Daniel Garris

Universal's Ride Along took in $1.16 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a fourteenth consecutive day. In the process, the break-out action comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube surpassed the $80 million mark on Thursday and has now grossed $80.66 million in 14 days. Ride Along was up a healthy 9 percent over Wednesday and down 34 percent from last Thursday. Ride Along easily remained in first place for the week with $26.52 million, which was down a reasonable 51 percent from the film's first week performance.

Fellow Universal release Lone Survivor held steady in second place with $0.92 million. The Peter Berg directed war film starring Mark Wahlberg was up 4 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. Lone Survivor has grossed $97.69 million after three weeks of wide release and is set to zoom past the $100 million domestic mark over the weekend. The film placed in second for the week with $16.68 million, which was down 45 percent from the previous frame.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit took in $0.78 million to remain in third. Paramount's attempted franchise re-launch starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley was up 8 percent from Wednesday and down a slim 24 percent from last Thursday. While Jack Ryan has shown signs of stabilizing this week, in the bigger picture the film's overall performance remains underwhelming with a two-week take of $33.57 million. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit placed in fourth this week with $12.19 million, which represented a 43 percent decline.

Disney's Frozen continued to claim fourth place with $0.65 million. The 3D computer animated blockbuster was up 9 percent over Wednesday and down only 1 percent from last Thursday. That is a very good sign for the film as it heads into the weekend; a weekend which should see Frozen receive an extra boost from the release of a sing-along version of the film. Frozen placed in fifth for the week with $11.92 million. That was down 34 percent from the previous week and brings the film's current domestic total to a massive $350.70 million.

Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein rounded out its first week of release with an eighth place take of $0.51 million on Thursday. The 3D action horror film starring Aaron Eckhart was up a slim 2 percent over Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. I, Frankenstein grossed a very disappointing $10.97 million in its first week of release, which placed the film in sixth place for the weekly frame.

Tags: I Frankenstein, Frozen, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Lone Survivor, Ride Along

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