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Weekend box office: action comedy 'Ride Along' leads long weekend

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This weekend, amongst a slew of new releases, the comedy “Ride Along” took the top spot with $41.2 million. That’s quite a success for the film, which stars Ice Cube and Ken Hart as brothers-in law who patrol New York City; the funny cast likely had a lot to do with drawing audiences in over the holiday weekend, despite the film itself being mediocre. Last week’s number one movie, “Lone Survivor’, dropped to second this weekend but still performed well, making $23.2 million.

The animated family comedy “The Nut Job” found some success this weekend, its appropriateness for children outweighing some awful reviews. The film, which follows some small animals who attempt to break into a nut store, grossed $20.5 million. The new thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, which stars Chris Pine and Kiera Knightley and is based on the Tom Clancy character, followed in fourth with $17.2 million, while the new horror film “Devil’s Due”, despite a highly popular and hilarious marketing campaign in New York, debuted in seventh with only $8.5 million.

Some films that have been in theaters for a while, after being recognized in awards shows and the Oscar nominations this last week, received a slight boost in box office this weekend: “American Hustle” came in sixth with $10.6 million, while “August: Osage County” made $7.59 million, coming in eighth.

The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “Ride Along”: $41.2 million

2. “Lone Survivor”: $23.2 million

3. “The Nut Job”: $20.5 million

4. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”: $17.2 million

5. “Frozen”: $11.9 million

6. “American Hustle”: $10.6 million

7. “Devil’s Due”: $8.5 million

8. “August: Osage County”: $7.59 million

9. “The Wolf of Wall Street”: $7.5 million

10. “Saving Mr. Banks”: $4.1 million

11. “Her”: $4.06 million

12. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: $3.8 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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