Congratulations: Kevin Hart & Ice Cube’s ‘Ride Along’ Pulls In $47 Million And Breaks Box Office Records

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Congrats!

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?

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