‘Ride Along’ Still Going Strong At Box Office, While ‘I, Frankenstein’ Failed To Scare Up Ticket Sales

 @suman09s.varandani@ibtimes.com on January 27 2014 7:09 AM
Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish
Cast member Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish pose at the premiere of "Ride Along" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on Jan.13, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on Jan.17. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“Ride Along,” a Kevin Hart comedy, maintained its position at the top of the box office, while monster thriller “I, Frankenstein” failed to impress.

According to reports, citing Sunday box-office estimates, Universal Pictures’ cop comedy “Ride Along” remained at the top, raking in $21.2 million in its second weekend. The film had set a January debut record last week collecting $48.6 million on its first weekend. The film was made with an estimated budget of $25 million and has grossed approximately $74.5 million in domestic ticket sales. 

“I, Frankenstein,” on the other hand, produced with an estimated budget of $65 million managed only $8.3 million during opening weekend. It managed a slightly better showing of $13 million in the international market. The film, financed by Lakeshore Entertainment, stars Aaron Eckhart as Mary Shelley’s monster in a modern-day setting.

Universal’s “Lone Survivor” maintained second position, earning $12.6 million in its fifth weekend, grossing approximately $93.6 million nationally. The war film, starring Mark Wahlberg, is reportedly expected to cross $100 million soon.

Open Road Films' animation, “The Nut Job,” made $12.3 million in its second week, getting to third position in box-office collections while “Frozen” was at fourth position with an estimated collection of $9 million. It has reportedly earned $347.8 million as a 10-week domestic total. The film will also bring out a sing-along version on Jan. 31.

The fifth slot in the box office was taken by action-thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” with an estimated collection of $8.8 million, while “I, Frankenstein” came in sixth.

Some of the other films that made up the rest of the list over the past weekend are “American Hustle” with $7.1 million, “August: Osage County” with $5 million, “The Wolf of Wall Street” with $5 million and “Devil’s Due” with $2.8 million.

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