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.