Sing-along “Frozen” is third as Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy heads for 3rd-straight win; “Labor Day” is DOA
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s “Ride Along” is heading for a box-office three-peat, after holding off a challenge from the R-rated bro-mantic comedy “That Awkward Moment” on Friday. ...
Disney opened a sing-along version of “Frozen” in 2,057 of its 2,754 theaters and the 3D animated hit blockbuster brought in $2.2 million to finish third Friday, putting it on pace for an $8.5 million in its 11th week. It’s up to $353 million domestically, and more than $815 million worldwide. ...
The weekend's early numbers:
1) Ride Along (UNI), 2867 theaters (+108) / $4M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $11.8M to $12M (-44%) / Wk 3
2). That Awkward Moment (FOCUS), 2,809 theaters / $3.95M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $9.9M to $10.2M / Wk 1
3). Frozen, (DIS) 2,754 theaters (-3) / $2.2M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $9M to $9.5M (-4%) / Wk 11
4). The Nut Job (OPRD) 3,472 theaters (0) / $1.76M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $7.6M to $7.9M (-36%) / Wk 3
5). Lone Survivor, (UNI) 3,285 theaters (+123) / $2.3M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $7M to $7.3M (-45%) / Wk 6
6). Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PAR) 2,907 theaters (-480) / $1.7M to $1.8M Fri. (-38) / 3-day Cume: $5.4M to $5.7M / Wk 3
7). Labor Day (PAR), 2,589 theaters / $1.9M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $5.2M to $5.5M / Wk 1
8). American Hustle, (SONY) 2,216 theaters (-88) / $1.3M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $4.3M (-40%) / Wk 8
9). The Wolf Of Wall Street, (PAR) 1,607 theaters (-197) / $1M Fri. / 3-day Cume: $3.4M (-38%) / Wk 6
10). I, Frankenstein (LGF), 2,753 theaters (0) / $1.1M Fri. / Estimated 3-day Cume: $3M to $3.3M (-64%) / Wk 2
It's good to see two animated features in the Top Five.
But be aware that this isn't supposed to happen. Animated features "cannibalize" each other, don't you know.
Sunday Semi Finals
1. Ride Along - Universal - $12.3M
2. Frozen - Disney - $9.3M
3. That Awkward Moment - Focus Features - $9.0M
4. Nut Job, The - Open Road - $7.6M
5. Lone Survivor - Universal - $7.2M
6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Paramount - $5.4M
7. Labor Day - Paramount - $5.3M
8. American Hustle - Sony - $4.3M
9. Wolf Of Wall Street, The - Paramount - $3.5M
10. I, Frankenstein - Lionsgate - $3.5M
Add On: The weekend wraps with Frozen in the #2 position.
... The sing-along re-release is just the latest triumph for “Frozen,” which has snowballed into a global blockbuster, with more than $360 million domestically and $864 million worldwide. The album features the Oscar-nominated single “Let It Go,” and has spent three weeks atop the Billboard top 200 chart — the first soundtrack to do that since “High School Musical 2” in 2007.
Another animated movie, Open Road’s “The Nut Job” finished fourth with $7.6 million. The squirrel tale featuring the voice of Will Arnett has taken in $50 million since opening three weeks ago. ...
And let's not forget that The Lego Movie is just over the horizon.