Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M

'Lone Survivor' not even a close second

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 19, 2014 1:04 PM CST

(Newser) Ride Along arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates today. The strong opening for Ride Along marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and puts it on track to top the $46.1 million record set by Cloverfield in 2008 for the biggest opening of January.

Universal's Navy SEAL drama Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster, earned $23.2 million in second place in its second weekend in wide release. Open Road Films' animated film The Nut Job featuring the voice of Will Arnett opened in third place with $20.5 million.

Chris Pine and Kevin Costner in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, an action thriller about a covert CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy with a terrorist attack.
Chris Pine and Kevin Costner in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," an action thriller about a covert CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy with a terrorist attack.   (Larry Horricks)
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in a scene from Ride Along, which rolled into the top spot at the weekend box office against Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Devil's Due.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in a scene from "Ride Along," which rolled into the top spot at the weekend box office against "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" and "Devil's Due."   (Quantrell D. Colbert)
Allison Miller in a scene from Devil's Due.
Allison Miller in a scene from "Devil's Due."   (Michele Short)
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