Monday, January 18, 2016

Box Office


(CNN)In the end, it was a couple of buddies who knocked The Force out.

"Ride Along 2," the Universal sequel starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, opened at No. 1 for the weekend with an estimated $34 million box office.

After four weekends of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at No. 1, the Disney film dropped to No. 3 in its fifth week of release, earning $25 million, according to RenTrak's three-day box office estimates.

"Star Wars" fans may mourn the day the Force bowed to mere mortals.

But there's no need to feel sorry for Disney.

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After 31 days, the newest "Star Wars" episode has earned an estimated North American total of more than $851 million and more than $1 billion internationally, for a total of more than $1.8 billion globally.

"The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in North American history earlier in the month when it grossed $764.4 million in the United States, putting it over the $760.5 million mark set by "Avatar" over the life of the film.

With 12 Oscar nominations, 20th Century Fox's "The Revenant" was at No. 2 in its second weekend of release with $29.5 million.

Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" debuted in fourth place with $16 million.

Paramount's "Daddy's Home," starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, landed in fifth place in its fourth weekend of release, earning $9.3 million.

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