Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: February 2nd, 2014

Published 10 months ago by , Updated February 5th, 2014 at 6:36 am,

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It was a relatively quiet box office this weekend, but that’s to be expected when the Super Bowl’s on the horizon.

In at number 1 for the third weekend in a row is Ride Along with $12.3 million. Now at a whopping $93 million, Ride Along is Kevin Hart’s highest grossing film in which he was the star.

Jumping up two spots to number 2 is Frozen with $9.3 million. The slight up-tick is due in part to the Sing-Along Edition of film hitting theaters, and all told the film is now at $360 million. Frozen is not only on pace to pass Despicable Me 2 for number 3 on the 2013 domestic highest grosser list, but it has also already taken the number 3 spot on the worldwide list with $864 million.

That Awkward Moment (read our review) comes in at number 3 with a modest $9 million. While the play for the female demographic over Super Bowl weekend seemed like a smart one, expectations were a little higher for this one. Not only that, That Awkward Moment is the lowest opening weekend for a wide release starring Zac Efron. Maybe the R-rating wasn’t a good idea.

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In at number 4 is The Nut Job with $7.6 million, which brings its domestic total up to a solid $50 million. We already know there’s going to be a Nut Job 2, but the film passed its $42 million budget over the weekend.

Rounding out the top 5 is Lone Survivor with $7.1 million. Now at $104 million, Lone Survivor is the 35th 2013 release to cross the $100 million mark. That surpasses the previous record from 2009 of 32 films.

Coming in at number 6 is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with $5.4 million. There isn’t much to say about the action flick at this point – the franchise potential is likely gone – and there’s little chance Jack Ryan will make back its full $60 million budget. To-date, the film has accrued $38 million domestic.

The number 7 film this weekend is Labor Day (read our review) with $5.3 million. Like That Awkward Moment, Labor Day was hoping to capture the female audience on Super Bowl weekend, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Although the film was made for a modest $18 million budget and will likely break about even when all is said and done, many were expecting more (quality-wise) from this Jason Reitman-directed feature. Moreover, the film’s performance compared to other Reitman releases like Young Adult ($3.4M) and Thank You For Smoking ($4.5M), which were on far less screens, is a disappointment.

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American Hustle is the number 8 film with $4.3 million, which brings its domestic total up to $133 million. The film is now director David O. Russell’s highest grossing feature ever, surpassing last year’s Silver Linings Playbook. O. Russell has clearly found the recipe for success in a tight knit group of actors, so don’t expect him to change that formula any time soon.

In at number 9 is The Wolf of Wall Street with $3.55 million. Martin Scorsese’s latest film is now his fourth $100 million earner and is hanging in there. All told, The Wolf of Wall Street has made $104 million thus far.

Rounding out the top 10 is I, Frankenstein with $3.52 million. Now at $14 million (compared to a $65 million budget), it looks like this is the last we will see of Adam the demon hunter.

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[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, February 2nd - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: American Hustle, box office, frozen, i frankenstein, jack ryan, labor day, lone survivor, ride along, that awkward moment, the nut job, the wolf of wall street

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  1. Poor Frankenstein. They’ll probably just end up crossing him over in Underworld 5 since shared cinematic universes are the sh*t.

    • Was thinking the same !
      Movie was really good ! We enjoyed it a lot here !
      Shame it underperformed that much !

      Sometimes I really do not get people !

  2. Crazy, Lone Survivor opened here in the UK over the weekend to pretty poor reviews and from what I’ve seen earlier today, wasn’t exactly the kind of movie British cinema goers were tempted to see.

    Wolf Of Wall Street is still number 1, followed by 12 Years A Slave, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Frozen and American Hustle.

    Inside Llewyn Davis opened at number 6 last week and is still there while August: Osage County opened at 7 with Last Vegas, The Hobbit and The Railway Man rounding off the UK top 10.

    I’m expecting that Dallas Buyers Club will open at number 1 next week with that terrible looking Robocop movie opening third behind Wolf Of Wall Street in second.

  3. I knew Ride Along would be huge.By next week it’s gonna be over 100 million at the box office.Here’s looking at you Chris Etrata:)

    • I stand by my reason why ride along is a hit, which is ice cube.

      • It was Cube and Hart together.Cube has fans but he isn’t capable of carrying a movie to 100 million on his own.They tried with Triple XXX 2 after Vin Diesel and you saw what happened.I haven’t saw Ride Along yet but everyone said Hart stole the movie.It’ll be his phone ringing off the hook for future projects not Cube.

        • i think they both played of each others strengths, Hart’s jokes and Cube’s no smile look, plus Cube Vision produced this so Cube will be getting some calls.

          but i agree Hart is bringing in the fans

  4. I knew the awkward moment would bomb… It’s a chic flick, and chicks don’t see movies without their dudes. I’m surprised Ride Along did so well. Kevin Hart is a cool guy but I don’t find his brand of humor funny at all. And I like Ice Cube better as a rapper.