Super Bowl weekend is traditionally a slow weekend at the box office, and this was no exception, as Ride Along coasted to #1 again with just $12 million, bringing its total to $93 million. That and Lone Survivor are the first big hits of the new year, as the latter film crossed $100 million this weekend as well. New release That Awkward Moment came in at #3, with $9 million and a "B" Cinemascore, which isn't terrible considering the mostly unknown cast of up and comers- this should provide a boost in visibility to Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan at least.
Meanwhile the long delayed release of Labor Day finally arrived, but with dismal reviews (32% on Rotten Tomatoes), and the Kate Winslet/Josh Brolin romantic melodrama bombed completely, opening to just $5 million on 2500 screens. And of course Frozen came in with another $9 million, boosted by a sing-a-long release, and brought its insane total to $360 million domestic (and nearing a billion worldwide). The other animated release, The Nut Job filled out the top five, with $7 million, bringing its own total to $50 million, but the family films should finally have some competition next week when The Lego Movie opens.
- Ride Along- $12.3 million
- Frozen- $9.3 million
- That Awkward Moment- $9 million
- The Nut Job- $7.6 million
- Lone Survivor- $7.2 million