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'Ride Along' stays top at box office as 'Frozen' nears first place again

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Remaining at the top of the box office race for a third week in a row was the action comedy "Ride Along." The film earned an additional $12.3 million and has garnered a total of $93 in domestic receipts since its release. Amazingly, Disney's "Frozen" rose from fourth to second place during this slow week at theaters. The animated film took home an additional $9.3 million and has grossed a total of $360 million. The new romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" had a disappointingly debut in third place. The filmed earned only $9 million. The animated film "The Nut Job" dropped from third to fourth place this weekend, adding $7.6 million to its bottom line and "Lone Survivor" dropped from second to fifth place. The film starring Mark Wahlberg earned an additional $5.4 million.

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Next weekend watch for three new films to take the box office race by storm. The animated film "The Lego Movie," the war drama starring George Clooney "The Monuments Men" and the horror flick "Vampire Academy" will make an effort to topple the top films.

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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cellphones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.

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