Friday Box Office: RIDE ALONG Aims for MLK Day Record; JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Softer Than Expected

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On this very crowded MLK Day weekend, Ride Along is by far the strongest new title.  The comedy took first place on Friday with an estimated $14.5 million and is now expected to pull in $39 million through Sunday and $45 million for the four-day holiday.  That’s significantly higher than projected and puts the Universal comedy in the running for both the all-time January and MLK Day opening records.  At the moment, both titles still belong to 2008’s Cloverfield.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opened in third place on Friday with an estimated $5.43 million.  That’s a disappointing start for Paramount’s latest take on the Tom Clancy hero, which was expected to top $20 million in its first three days.  Instead, look for Shadow Recruit to come in with just under that by the end of the four-day weekend.  Devil’s Due took in an estimated $3.5 million yesterday.  The supernatural horror film was expected to hit $15 million through Monday, but $9 million now seems more likely.  Finally, The Nut Job earned $4.8 million on Friday, towards what looks like $25 million in four days.  Should this critically-savaged animated film come out that far ahead of Jack Ryan, it would mark quite an upset – differing demographics notwithstanding.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Ride Along $14,500,000 $14.5
2.  Lone Survivor $6,700,000 $57.5
3.  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $5,430,000 $5.43
4.  The Nut Job $4,800,000 $4.8
5.  Devil’s Due $3,500,000 $3.5

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  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Where is that racist the flobbit guy ???
    Ride along will be #1 this weekend while “generic tough white guy” the movie is flopping !!!
    Frozen in his 9th week will beat that trash
    I hope this idiot dissapears like he promised

    • Leo Spaceman

      You are the only commenter who seems to be routinely racist on this site.

    • mixedkidmonkey

      hehe dayuuum riiight!!! TOOOK mah fam out 2 c dis 1. we gotts our foood stamp n tradd’d em in for ticks 2 dis movie! saw alll my crew der at da cinema frum tyrone 2 darnell and even lil weezy wit his cuzins!

      packd house! knot a singlee whitee!

      • Jimarcus Treshaun

        Did you bump into Shaniqua and Sheneneh? I met them at KFC after the movie. You know Shaniqua is expecting her 6th child with her 4th man right? She said she is with some guy named Deandre and that this time she is sure that “he is the one”, apparently he’s got his own plumbing company and has 6 employees under him, thats god, hope everything works out for them. Did you like the movie?

    • cezar211091 .

      fuck you,faggot

  • 80sRobot

    The unfortunate timing for the Jack Ryan movie is that it’s up against Lone Survivor, which skews toward a similar audience demographic. But the former is based (supposedly) on real-life events within the last few years, whereas the latter is a reboot of a franchise associated with the 1990s. (Which, incidentally enough, stars Reboot-Kirk.)

  • Goran

    Ugh, Kevin Hart is amazingly annoying. Ride along? Yeah, no thanks.

    • Kimie

      Tell that to the most recent ads claiming “Kevin Hart is officially the funniest man on the planet”.

      See, a marketing department staffer said it, so of course it mush be true…..

  • cezar211091 .

    wow,more people went to see a shitty cop comedy instead of jack ryan

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