'Ride Along' Set to Remain #1 Over Super Bowl Weekend with $12.0M; 'That Awkward Moment' on Pace for #2 with $10.0M

on February 01, 2014 by Daniel Garris
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Universal's Ride Along remained in first place for a fifteenth consecutive day on Friday with an estimated $4.0 million. That was down 37 percent from last Friday and will keep the break-out comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in first place for a third consecutive weekend. BoxOffice is currently projecting a weekend take of $12.0 million for Ride Along, which would represent a solid 44 percent decline from last weekend and bring the film's 17-day total to a strong $92.7 million.

Focus' That Awkward Moment debuted in a very close second on Friday with an estimated $3.94 million. However, the Zac Efron led comedy will likely be quite front-loaded towards Friday given the history of Efron's previous films. BoxOffice is currently projecting a second place take of $10.0 million for the weekend. That would be on the lower end of pre-release expectations and 19 percent softer than the $12.38 million debut of 2010's Charlie St. Cloud. Potential for That Awkward Moment appears to have been limited a bit by the film's R rating.

With a boost from the unleashing of a Sing-A-Long version of the film on Friday, Disney's Frozen was up an impressive 10 percent over last Friday to take in an estimated $2.24 million yesterday. Frozen is on pace to place in third with an estimated $9.5 million this weekend. That would represent a 4 percent increase over last weekend and bring the film's domestic total to a massive $360.2 million. The Sing-A-Long version of the film appears set to help increase the already tremendous holding power displayed by Frozen.

Paramount's Labor Day debuted with an estimated $1.93 million on Friday. The Jason Reitman directed drama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin is on pace to land in sixth place for the weekend with a soft $5.5 million. That would be in line with the film's very modest expectations and 6 percent ahead of the $5.19 million Revolutionary Road grossed in its first weekend of wide release back in 2009 (albeit from only 1,058 locations, as opposed to 2,584 for Labor Day).

Other estimated daily grosses of note on Friday included $2.3 million for Universal's Lone Survivor (down 36 percent from last Friday), $1.78 million for Paramount's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (down 31 percent) and $1.76 million for The Nut Job (also down 31 percent). BoxOffice is currently projecting respective estimated weekend takes of $8.0 million for The Nut Job, $7.0 million for Lone Survivor and $5.45 million for Jack Ryan. Both Lone Survivor and Jack Ryan should take especially big hits on Sunday from Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tags: Ride Along, That Awkward Moment, Frozen, Labor Day
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