Ride Along Breaks Box Office Records
Via LA Times reports:
It looks like Kevin Hart will easily lock up a first-place finish at the box office during the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, coming in ahead of last week’s victor “Lone Survivor” and the new “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
Universal Pictures’ buddy-cop comedy “Ride Along,” starring the fast-talking Hart alongside Ice Cube, grossed an estimated $41.2 million in ticket sales through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada and is on track to take in $47.8 million through Monday, beating all expectations.
Not adjusting for inflation, that would make it the highest-grossing Martin Luther King Jr. Day four-day weekend opener ever, topping 2008’s monster movie “Cloverfield,” which generated $46.1 million in its holiday debut. “Ride Along” cost $25 million to make.
Critics were largely unimpressed by “Ride Along,” indicated by a 16% “fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences were receptive, giving it a grade of A, according to the polling firm CinemaScore.
Did you check out ‘Ride Along’ this past weekend?