Weekend box office: That Awkward Moment can't beat Ride Along
RIDE ALONG is continuing its dominance at the weekend box office, this time holding off Zac Efron’s THAT AWKWARD MOMENT to easily hold onto the top spot. RIDE ALONG has only been in theaters for a couple of weeks now and it’s already coming close to the $100 million mark. Even though it wasn’t number one, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT managed about $9 million, which isn’t bad considering it didn’t look very appealing. The other new movie of the weekend was LABOR DAY (click the link to read our review), which couldn’t crack the top five. Our reviewer liked it, but it seems like the studio just wanted to get it out and forget about it. At one time, LABOR DAY had some Oscar buzz around it, but that quickly faded and so did most people’s interest in the film. And then there’s FROZEN, which continues its impressive run, this time by adding a sing-a-long feature to the film. I’m sure the kids loved it, but sitting in a theater with a bunch of kids singing along to a movie sounds like a nightmare to me.
Next week sees the release of the delayed MONUMENTS MEN. The film features an unbelievable cast, including George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray, but I can’t help but be weary with the early February release date. Hopefully it was truly just a matter of Clooney finishing things up, but we’ll find out soon enough. We also get the release of THE LEGO MOVIE, which cracks me up with each new trailer and TV spot. My guess is that THE LEGO MOVIE will take the top spot next week, but with a Super Bowl push, I wouldn’t be surprised if MONUMENTS MEN sneaks up there. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.
1. Ride Along $12.3m
2. Frozen $9.3m
3. That Awkward Moment $9m
4. The Nut Job $7.6m
5. Lone Survivor $7.2m
6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $5.4m
7. Labor Day $5.3m
8. American Hustle $4.3m
9. The Wolf of Wall Street $3.5m
10. I, Frankenstein $3.5m