The Kevin Hart comedy “Ride Along” continued to speed through a typically quiet box-office frame, while the monster thriller “I, Frankenstein” couldn’t be roused from the dead.
The new buddy cop comedy “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a record-setting $41.2 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The patriotic Navy SEAL drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster smashed expectations to earn $38.5 million domestically in its first weekend in wide release.
On a wintry weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” retook the top spot at the box office with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
Moviegoers satiated their appetite for the “Hunger Games” franchise by making the sequel “Catching Fire” one of the year’s biggest hits.
“Thor: The Dark World” continued its box office reign in its second week of release. But, opening 15 years after the original, “The Best Man Holiday” opened very strongly.
Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office. “Thor: The Dark World” earned $86.1 million, dominating the weekend box office as it opened in the top spot.
Weekend moviegoers chose sci-fi over slapstick. “Ender’s Game” scored the top slot at the box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend and sending “Bad Grandpa” into second place.
Star power and Oscar aspirations are reigning at the box office, where the space adventure “Gravity” and docudrama “Captain Phillips” are holding off all comers.
The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama “Gravity” rocketed to the top of the box office and into industry record books during its opening weekend.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ slurped up the box office. The animated sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million.
The more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama “Prisoners” opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.