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Ride Along Still Cruising at Top of Weekend Box Office

Still of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Ride Along (2014).

Continuing its reign at the top of the box office for a second week, Ride Along brought in another $21.1 million this weekend for a two-week haul of $75.4 million. Just as last week, Lone Survivor stayed put in number number two. The Mark Wahlberg vehicle earned $12.6 million this weekend, bringing it to $93.6 million in five weeks. Both films are Universal's, and they casually mentioned that the last time a studio occupied both the first and second box office spots was in 1994, when WB did it with On Deadly Ground and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

In third place, family favorite The Nut Job and its "Gangnam Style" closer delighted another $12.3 million worth of moviegoers for a two-week total of $40.2 million. Also in its second week out, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit brought its cumulative total to $30.1 million ($9.1 million of that came in this weekend). Rounding out the weekend box office is the seemingly un-budging Frozen. Disney’s animated wonder only made $8.9 million this weekend but in ten weeks, it’s rung up $347.6 million domestically. With another $462 million overseas, TheWrap writes that this brings the film’s global box-office haul across the $800 million mark, a sum that trails only Finding Nemo in the studio's list of highest-grossing original animated movies.

Photo: Universal Pictures