Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 26, 2014

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The box office was not kind to this week’s lone new release, as most of the top 10 remained the same.

Ride Along is the number 1 film for the second week in a row with a healthy $21.1 million. Now at $75 million and well on its way to $100M+, this buddy comedy has become the first true hit of 2014 and is poised for a sequel. Also, be prepared for Kevin Hart to dominate the comedy scene for the foreseeable future.

Coming in at number 2 is Lone Survivor with $12.6 million. With $93.6 million after 5 weeks, four of which were spent at or near the number 1 spot, Lone Survivor is steadily declining, but not as fast as some other films. The film should pass the $100 million mark during the week.

The Nut Job is the number 3 film with $12.3 million, which brings its domestic total up to $40 million. The animated film is doing decent business, but it needs a little more to pass its $42 million budget. That said, a sequel has already been greenlit, so clearly Open Road Films is happy with The Nut Job‘s performance.

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In at number 4 is Frozen with $9 million. With $347 million over 10 weeks, Frozen has now become the highest grossing original animated film ever, surpassing the previous title-holder Finding Nemo. If the film stays strong, and if its re-release in sing-along format does well, Frozen should pass Despicable Me 2‘s $368 million domestic total to take the number 3 spot on the 2013 top grossers list.

Rounding out the top 5 is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with $8.8 million. Although the film held a little better than most in its second weekend, its $30 million after two weeks is a far cry from the four other Jack Ryan films. Chances are this is the last we will see of the character for a while.

Coming in at a disappointing number 6 is I, Frankenstein (read our review) with $8.7 million. Hopes weren’t too high with regards to I, Frankenstein‘s quality, but most expected the film to open a little stronger than this.

I, Frankenstein‘s opening is by no means the worst of the year (even in January), but it did open with a lower total than The Legend of Hercules, which flopped big time. When all is said and done, the film will likely finish with about half of its $65 million budget.

The number 7 film this weekend is American Hustle with $7.1 million. After seven strong weeks at or near the top 10, American Hustle has grossed a very impressive $127 million. It’s unclear how much awards show hardware is still in the film’s future, but it has certainly found success with audiences.

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August: Osage County takes the number 8 spot with $5.04 million. The Meryl Streep-led family drama is now at $26 million domestic.

In at number 9 is The Wolf of Wall Street with $5 million. Now at $98 million, Wolf of Wall Street is poised to become Martin Scorsese’s fourth $100 million earner – a surprising stat considering the legendary director’s filmography. And, if the film can hold on long enough, it might surpass The Departed ($132 million) as Scorsese’s highest grossing film ever.

Rounding out the top 10 is Devil’s Due with $2.7 million. The good news is this found footage horror film, centered on a disturbing pregnancy, has surpassed its $7 million budget. The bad news it has only made $12 million after two weeks.

Outside the top 10: the Vanessa Hudgens-led Gimme Shelter (read our review) pulled in a paltry $721,000 on 385 screens. Screen Rant’s Sandy Schaefer did not take kindly to the film and neither did audiences.


[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, January 26th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I can’t wait to see The Nut Job, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, I, Frankenstein, and The Legend of Hercules on Blu Rays.

  2. Kind of disappointed I, Frankenstein didn’t do better. I would’ve liked to have seen a sequel. Now who knows the next time we’ll see badass Gargoyles in a movie again. :(

    • Totally agree with you ! Sad :(

    • I felt the same way about jack ryan. Sad it did so bad. I saw I frankenstein this weekend and it was ok. Jack Ryan is still the best movie ive seen this year

  3. Sad that Frankenstein does not well !
    Watched it and its a Cool Movie for what it is !
    If you enjoyed Van Helsing,Underground or League of Extraordinary Gentleman you can’t do much wrong !

    • Thing is, I liked Van Helsing, the first Underworld and League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen because they were great and underrated movies.

      I saw I, Frankenstein (illegally, a friend somehow had it on a USB so luckily, I didn’t have to waste money on it) and it was terrible. Like, as bad as it looked in those trailers we saw months ago.

      Trailers win again.

      Also, unrelated to US releases but Inside Llewyn Davis opened in the UK last week and got mostly 2 star reviews and “this may be the first bad Coen Brothers movie” comments.

  4. Well I didn’t have to many high hopes for I frankenstein but with mixed reveiws I might just pass….too bad the graphic novel was epic