Universal Pictures' "Ride Along" comedy continued to shine in its third weekend at the box office as the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy topped the charts with $12.3 million. The Tim Story film is closing in on the $100 million domestic cume with over $92.9 million accumulated at the N. American box office at this point in time.' Also on board are John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Jay Pharoah, Bruce McGill and Laurence Fishburne.
In second, in a very impressive 11th week at the box office, Disney's animated family favorite "Frozen" added $9.3 million to bring its domestic total past $360 million. Overseas, the pic from helmers Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk and Ciarán Hinds, has coined an impressive $504.4 million. That's a huge $864.4 million worldwide take for the film which has a $150 million production budget.
Third-placed Focus Features debuter "That Awkward Moment" starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots, started off with 9 million from 2,809 theaters, averaging $3,208. Comedy is written and directed by Tom Gormican.
In fourth this weekend, "The Nut Job" from Relativity Media filled in the gaps left by "Frozen" with a 7.6 million take as the animated comedy passes the $50 million mark with around $50.2 million earned. Voice talents include Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham.
Ending this weekend's top five list is the moving "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana. War drama has a well-deserved $104.8 million thus far from six weeks at play. This is one of the top films you're likely to see this whole year. Don't miss it.
Two limited openers in Sony Pictures Classics' "Tim's Vermeer" and Oscilloscope Pictures' "12 O'Clock Boys" finished at $57,873 and $51,495 respectively.
The box office is up by 5.3% when comparing 2014's $949,826,076 to 2013's $901,955,583.
Next weekend, "The Lego Movie" gets ready for a big weekend, debuting with Sony's thrilling looking George Clooney and Matt Damon starrer "The Monuments Men," and Weinstein Co's teen-skewering "Vampire Academy."