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'Ride Along' arrives in top position at the box office with $48.6 million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Ride Along" sped past box office records.

The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a hefty $48.6 million, marking the biggest debut for a film released in January. "Ride Along" rolled past the record set by the $48.1 million opening of the monster movie "Cloverfield" in 2008.

In second place, Universal's Navy SEAL drama "Lone Survivor" — starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster — earned $25.9 million in its fourth weekend.

Open Road Films' animated film "The Nut Job," featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser, opened in third place with $25.7 million.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are:

1. "Ride Along," Universal, $48,626,380, 2,663 locations, $18,260 average, $48,626,380, 1 week.

2. "Lone Survivor," Universal, $25,929,570, 2,989 locations, $8,675 average, $76,739,691, 4 weeks.

3. "The Nut Job," Open Road, $25,700,000, 3,427 locations, $7,499 average, $25,700,000, 1 week.

4. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," Paramount, $18,034,726, 3,387 locations, $5,325 average, $18,034,726, 1 week.

5. "Frozen," Disney, $16,068,552, 2,979 locations, $5,394 average, $336,699,913, 9 weeks.

6. "American Hustle," Sony, $11,764,995, 2,204 locations, $5,338 average, $117,596,186, 6 weeks.

7. "Devil's Due," Fox, $9,145,358, 2,544 locations, $3,595 average, $9,145,358, 1 week.

8. "August: Osage County," The Weinstein Company, $8,801,086, 2,051 locations, $4,291 average, $19,390,356, 4 weeks.

9. "The Wolf Of Wall Street," Paramount, $8,370,423, 1,930 locations, $4,337 average, $91,147,021, 4 weeks.

10. "Saving Mr. Banks," Disney, $4,870,715, 2,449 locations, $1,989 average, $76,115,012, 6 weeks.

11. "Her," Warner Bros., $4,832,192, 1,729 locations, $2,795 average, $15,831,619, 5 weeks.

12. "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," Warner Bros., $4,540,164, 1,815 locations, $2,501 average, $249,360,009, 6 weeks.

13. "The Legend Of Hercules," Lionsgate, $4,154,895, 2,104 locations, $1,975 average, $15,130,546, 2 weeks.

14. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Lionsgate, $3,019,819, 1,328 locations, $2,274 average, $418,019,611, 9 weeks.

15. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Paramount, $2,578,890, 1,731 locations, $1,490 average, $122,510,239, 5 weeks.

16. "Gravity," Warner Bros., $2,307,261, 944 locations, $2,444 average, $258,717,930, 16 weeks.

17. "12 Years A Slave," Fox Searchlight, $1,969,329, 761 locations, $2,588 average, $41,073,627, 14 weeks.

18. "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," Fox, $1,651,471, 1,037 locations, $1,593 average, $55,447,289, 4 weeks.

19. "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," Paramount, $1,602,244, 1,569 locations, $1,021 average, $31,535,352, 3 weeks.

20. "Philomena," Weinstein Co., $1,549,543, 505 locations, $3,068 average, $24,312,027, 9 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

The Canadian Press


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