On an uneventful weekend, the only new release was the horribly-reviewed I, Frankenstein, which bombed with $8 million. It was an expected failure though, as the movie had zero buzz and no star power heading into the weekend. The rest were all holdovers, as Ride Along again took #1 with $21 million, which is a pretty good hold. Second place was Lone Survivor, which made another $12 million for a $93 million total, a decent sized hit for Universal, as the movie will cross $100 million next week.
The Nut Job held on in third, with $12 million, and Jack Ryan dropped to fifth with $8 million, making the reboot of that particular franchise something of a non-starter (worldwide it's earned $76 million total). In fourth was the unstoppable Frozen, pulling in another $9 million to bring its new total to $347 million and begging the question, where will that movie stop? I wouldn't even rule out $400 million at this point. Its wordwide total is similarly massive, at $810 million.
- Ride Along- $21.2 million
- Lone Survivor- $12.6 million
- The Nut Job- $12.3 million
- Frozen- $9 million
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit- $8.8 million
As for the Oscar movies, American Hustle now has $127 million in the bank, while The Wolf of Wall Street has $98 million and will cross $100 in the next week. Her has $19 million total, while the re-release of Gravity has brought it to $261 million so far, and the movie is also coming back to IMAX screens next weekend as its Oscar campaign really kicks into high gear. Next week it's the coming of age comedy That Awkward Moment with up and coming stars Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, and at long last, the expansion of Labor Day, the romantic drama with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Remember that one? Tune in next weekend to see if anything can top Ride Along in its third week.