Weekend Box Office Update

2014/01/19 21:25:44 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Four new movies opened this weekend, but it was Ride Along that set itself apart from the pack and easily took the top spot. The Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy earned $41.2 million over the weekend and was produced for only $25 million. With the Monday holiday and not too much competition over the next month, Ride Along should continue to perform well over the coming weeks.

Lone Survivor took second place, adding another $23.3 million to its total. To date, the movie has earned $74 million in the US. The animated film The Nut Job placed third with $20.5 million, while Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit disappointed by earning $17.2 million and taking fourth place.

Devil's Due placed seventh, earning $8.5 million over the weekend. It's not a huge win for Fox, but it only carried a budget of $7 million, so it could turn a modest profit by the time it leaves theaters or hits Blu-ray/DVD. Next week sees the release of I, Frankenstein and it stands a good chance of taking the top spot, with no other major releases opening on the same weekend. Here's a look at this weekend's top ten:

1. Ride Along - $41,237,000
2. Lone Survivor - $23,239,000
3. The Nut Job - $20,550,000
4. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - $17,200,000
5. Frozen - $11,971,000
6. American Hustle - $10,600,000
7. Devil’s Due - $8,500,000
8. August: Osage County - $7,592,000
9. The Wolf of Wall Street - $7,500,000
10. Saving Mr. Banks - $4,147,000