Ride Along has established a new record for the three-day MLK Day weekend. Estimates put the comedy at $41.2 million after three days. That tops the former record of $40 million, established by Cloverfield back in 2008. Surpassing even its most optimistic early projections, Ride Along has also secured the best January debut of all time while effectively eclipsing the frame’s other debuts, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
The Nut Job had a surprisingly strong opening, landing in third place with $20.5 million, while Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit took in a disappointing $17.2 million at No. 4.
Disney’s Frozen is still holding strong in its ninth week in theaters, at No. 5 with $11.9 million.
Oscar frontrunner American Hustle finished in sixth place with $10.6 million, while Devil’s Due bombed in its debut, taking in only $8.5 million and coming in at No. 7.
Rounding out the Top 10 were August: Osage County (No. 8, $7.6 million), The Wolf of Wall Street (No. 9, $7.5 million) and Saving Mr. Banks (No. 10, $4.1 million).
|3.||The Nut Job||$20,550,000||$20.5|
|4.||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||$17,200,000||$17.2|
|8.||August: Osage County||$7,592,000||$18.1|
|9.||The Wolf of Wall Street||$7,500,000||$90.2|
|10.||Saving Mr. Banks||$4,147,000||$75.3|
Here’s the four day estimates (Deadline):
1. Ride Along $47.7m (early estimates are predicting this could hit $50 million)
2. Lone Survivor $26.6m
3. The Nut Job $25.2m
4. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $18.6m
5. Frozen $18.1m
6. American Hustle $11.9m
7. Devil’s Due $10.4m
8. August Osage County $8.8m
9. The Wolf of Wall Street $8.2m
10. Her $5m