Universal's Ride Along led the daily box office on Monday with $0.844 million. The break-out comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube has now led the daily box office for 18 of the past 19 days (the one exception being Super Bowl Sunday). Ride Along was up 9 percent over Monday and down 45 percent from last Tuesday. With a stronger than expected 19-day take of $94.32 million, Ride Along is now just $5.68 million away from becoming the first release of 2014 to reach the $100 million domestic milestone.
Focus' That Awkward Moment was up 27 percent and one spot over Monday to take second with $0.778 million. With that said, the low-budget Zac Efron led comedy is still performing a bit under pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $10.13 million. That Awkward Moment is currently running 37 percent behind the $15.97 million five-day take of 2010's Charlie St. Cloud.
Universal's Lone Survivor was down one spot from Monday to place in third with $0.688 million. The Peter Berg directed war film starring Mark Wahlberg was up 10 percent over Monday and down 35 percent from last Tuesday. Lone Survivor has now grossed $106.10 million to date domestically.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was up 27 percent and one spot over Monday to claim fourth with $0.586 million. Paramount's attempted franchise re-launch starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley was down 37 percent from last Tuesday. With a 19-day take of $39.93 million Jack Ryan is set to clear the $40 million mark today.
Fellow Paramount release Labor Day was up a healthy 43 percent and one spot over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.570 million. Despite the strong percentage increase on Tuesday, the Jason Reitman directed drama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin is still performing on the low end of its very modest expectations with a five-day start of just $6.15 million.
Frozen was down two spots from Monday to land in sixth with $0.529 million. Disney's 3D computer animated blockbuster was up 9 percent over Monday and down 41 percent from last Tuesday's performance (which had been inflated a bit from many having a snow day in the south). Frozen has grossed $360.65 million to date, which leaves the film just $7.42 million away from the $368.07 million final domestic gross of Despicable Me 2.