This weekend was a slow one for movies. There weren’t a lot of big movies opening, and those that did open were savaged by critics. It was also a rough weather weekend for large portions of the country as another big snowstorm swept through huge swathes of the country. Finally, it was Super Bowl weekend, a big one for football fans, but one that tends to keep theaters empty. All of that made it another winner week for the Kevin Hart/Ice Cube comedy Ride Along, which came in first place for the third weekend in a row.
The big news was that the Disney movie Frozen has become the movie that will not go away. Already the internet is flooded with parents showing movies of their kids singing the entire soundtrack. The movie was released during the holidays in 2013 and has remained in the top 10 almost non-stop since then. Now, this weekend, despite the fact that much of the country is sick of snow and ice, it came in second place.
The new movies this week did not fare that well. The comedy That Awkward Moment ended up in third place. The soap-opera-ish romance starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, Labor Day, came in seventh place.
Here is the list of the weekend box office for January 31 - February 2, 2014 (all totals in millions of dollars):
10. I, Frankenstein - $3.5 (Total so far: $14.4)
9. The Wolf of Wall Street - $3.55 (Total so far: $104)
8. American Hustle - $4.3 (Total so far: $133)
7. Labor Day - $5.3
6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - $5.4 (Total so far: $38.9)
5. Lone Survivor - $7.1 (Total so far: $104)
4. The Nut Job - $7.6 (Total so far: $50.2)
3. That Awkward Moment - $9
2. Frozen - $9.3 (Total so far: $360)
1. Ride Along - $12.3 (Total so far: $92.9)