'Ride Along' Claims First Place One More Time on Thursday

on February 07, 2014 by Daniel Garris

In what should be its last day at the top of the daily box office, Universal's Ride Along led the way on Thursday with $0.702 million. The break-out comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube has led the daily box office for 20 of the past 21 days (the one exception being Super Bowl Sunday). Ride Along was essentially unchanged from Wednesday and down 39 percent from last Thursday. The film took first place for the week with $15.06 million. That was down 43 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $95.72 million.

Focus' That Awkward Moment was up 8 percent and two spots over Wednesday to take second with $0.611 million. The low-budget Zac Efron led comedy still performed a bit under pre-release expectations this week with a seven-day start of $11.31 million. That placed That Awkward Moment in second place for the week and was 40 percent softer than the $18.79 million seven-day take of 2010's Charlie St. Cloud.

Universal's Lone Survivor was down one spot from Wednesday to place in third with $0.592 million. The Peter Berg directed war film starring Mark Wahlberg was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Lone Survivor placed in fourth for the week with $9.59 million. That was down 43 percent from the previous week and places the film's domestic total at $107.29 million.

Frozen was down 7 percent and one spot from Wednesday to land in fourth with $0.536 million. Disney's 3D computer animated blockbuster was down just 17 percent from last Thursday. Frozen placed in third for the week with $11.06 million. Thanks to additional grosses from the new Sing-A-Long version of the film, Frozen was down just 7 percent from the previous frame. Frozen has grossed a massive $361.76 million to date.

Paramount's Labor Day rounded out its first week of release with a sixth-place take of $0.407 million. The Jason Reitman directed drama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin was up 5 percent over Wednesday. Labor Day performed on the very low end of its very modest expectations this week with a seventh place seven-day start of just $6.94 million.

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