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Mania Box Office Report: Riding Strong

Ride Along Wins Again

By Robert T. Trate     January 26, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo


Ride Along (2014)
© Universal Pictures
I, Frankenstein tanked. We expected that, you expected that, hell Lionsgate probably expected that, hence the January release. Mania’s own Rob Vaux dared to view the film (review here) and surprisingly wasn’t as tough on it as we expected. Can Ride Along take a third week in a row? There weren’t many summer movies that did that last year. 

Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo summed up why I, Frankenstein tanked: “Plenty of bad movies do decent business each year—that's because studio marketing departments spend plenty of money pulling out the best parts of these duds and piecing together marketing material that makes them look mildly appealing. Unfortunately, I, Frankenstein is the rare case where there doesn't seem to have been enough to even produce a coherent two-and-a-half minute trailer. Audiences figured this one out and for the most part stayed far, far away”.


 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Ride Along

 

$21,162,000

2,759

$7,670

$75,407,000

$25

2

Lone Survivor

 

$12,601,000

3,162

$3,985

$93,615,000

$40

3

The Nut Job

 

$12,316,000

3,472

$3,547

$40,271,000

$42

4

Frozen

 

$9,035,000

2,757

$3,277

$347,816,000

$150

5

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

 

$8,800,000

3,387

$2,598

$30,168,000

$60

6

I, Frankenstein

 

$8,275,000

2,753

$3,006

$8,275,000

$65

7

American Hustle

 

$7,100,000

2,304

$3,082

$127,039,000

$40

8

August: Osage County

 

$5,041,000

2,411

$2,091

$26,527,000

-

9

The Wolf of Wall Street

 

$5,000,000

1,804

$2,772

$98,030,000

$100

10

Devil’s Due

 

$2,750,000

2,544

$1,081

$12,886,000

$7



We are genre lite this weekend Maniacs. So will it be Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Labor Day? Perhaps it will be the new buddy comedy That Awkward Moment? Sound off below!

 

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hanso 1/26/2014 7:13:34 PM

 I got to say it was a good day.

goirish83 1/27/2014 5:41:11 AM

I went to see "The Wolf of Wall Street" yesterday.  A LONG movie, but it was very good, and I personally think this is Leo's best work.  I couldn't get past the awful "I, Frankenstein" trailers to go see that movie, it looked identical to "Underworld" except for different characters.

monkeyfoot 1/27/2014 7:53:18 AM

Didn't see anything at the theaters. Saw the animated Justice League: War at home. It was enjoyable but I didn't like it as much as some here did.

Kevin Hart makes me laugh. I've never really seen his stand up act or his faux reality show but whenever he pops up on talk shows he is real funny to me. The commercials for Ride Along do the same. Glad he is getting bigger and bigger.

I read that the Frankenstein movie is no. 1 in Russia so they are at the top of the charts somewhere. I wonder why Aaron Eckhart's career has taken what seems to be a lower rung path than I would expect. Coming out of Dark Knight he was riding high as a new leading man but most of his movies don't seem to do well. Hope he fares better.

millean 1/27/2014 8:49:38 AM

Evidently I'm the only one on here that liked I, Frankenstein.  However, I am not surprised in the least that it performed so poorly at the box office.

Shellhead88 1/27/2014 1:04:58 PM

 No Millean you're not alone. I enjoyed I Frankenstein also.

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