Rounding out the weekend of January 24-26, 2014, Ride Along dominated over the competition again, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. But there can only be one true winner. In Box Office Aftermath, we will take a look at the numbers, how previous contenders fared, and provide a brief analysis of the results.
As expected, Ride Along capitalized on a weak turn out of combatants on the battlefield this weekend. Placing first, Ride Along took home another $21.29 million. The film’s total domestic gross has now tripled its production value of $25 million. However, it did take a steep decline of 48.7 percent, which will not find itself in a good spot come next weekend with That Awkward Moment ready to steal its thunder.
Coming in second, at nearly half that of Ride Along with $12.9 million is Lone Survivor. For its third weekend out Lone Survivor is doing pretty well for itself. As of this weekend, Lone Survivor has earned $93.91 million. Not bad.
The Nut Job placed third again this weekend, gaining $12.1 million. With kids waiting eagerly for The LEGO Movie in a few weeks, I can’t help but feel sorry for the parents who have to endure The Nut Job one more weekend.
Also taking advantage of the weak is Frozen, moving up from fifth to fourth with an impressive $9.08 million. And with that extra cabbage, Frozen – now at $348 million – has now surpassed Finding Nemo as the highest-grossing original animated feature ever, sans re-release grosses.
Capping off the top five is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with $8.61 million. Not the next Jame Bond, that’s for sure.
And then we have our big weekend debut, I, Frankenstein, coming in sixth place. I would have loved to have sat in on the production meetings for this little box office darling. Weighing in with a $65 million production budget, the genre bending action monster thriller took away a whopping $8.6 million. Wah wah wah wahhhhhhh.
12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club is taking advantage of the award season glory by opening up to over 1,000 theaters this weekend. Slave walked away with $2.03 million, while Dallas earned itself $2.02 million. All right all right all right.
(Click the image below to enlarge the charts. All figures are domestic box office.)
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Source: Box Office Mojo