‘Ride Along 2’ Takes Top Spot at Domestic Box Office From ‘Star Wars’

Ride Along 2
Ride Along 2

After reigning the North American box office for four straight weekends, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was beat this weekend by both Ride Along 2 and The RevenantRide Along 2, the comedy sequel directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, and Olivia Munn, opened in first place with $34 million from 3,175 theaters for the three-day portion of the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Averaging $12,445 per theater for the three days, the Universal Pictures release is expected to earn $39.5 million over four days. Internationally, Ride Along 2 added $2.7 million from 11 territories. Made for $40 million, Ride Along 2 received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. The first film opened in January of 2014 with $48.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

Following 12 Oscar nominations on Thursday, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant remained in second place with another $29.5 million for the three days to bring its four-week total to $87.7 million. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, the 20th Century Fox release is estimated to bring in $35 million over the four days. The film was produced for $135 million.

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped to third domestically, the J.J. Abrams-directed film continues its record-setting run, reaching $1.863 billion globally this weekend to remain the #3 movie of all-time globally. Domestically, it has also now become the first movie to cross $850 million with an estimated $851.1 million through Sunday ($856.9 million through Monday). Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the fifth film to ever cross $1 billion and is the first from Disney to cross this threshold. This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens added $25.1 million domestically ($31 million through Monday) and $47.3 million internationally for a total of $72.4 million worldwide. Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #1 movie of all-time. Internationally, the film is now the #5 movie of all-time, earlier this week passing Avengers: Age of Ultron ($946.0 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($960.5 million).

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