Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s comedy film “Ride Along” landed in 1st place at the box office this weekend. “Ride Along” debuted with $41 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to make “Ride Along” the biggest opening during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. “Ride Along” is Hart’s first starring role since he appeared in a multitude of TV sitcoms and movies such as “Think Like a Man,” “Scary Movie 3 and 4,” and “Soul Plane.” He got his start on BET’s ComicView in 1992.
“He’s everywhere it seems,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “I know he was co-starring with Ice Cube in ‘Ride Along,’ but this really was marketed as a Kevin Hart movie. There’s no question he’s a movie star now who doesn’t require any qualifications before his name.”
In second place, Universal’s Navy SEAL drama “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster earned $23.2 million in its second weekend in wide release, bringing its domestic total to $74 million. Source
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