Magazine article Screen International

Ride along Stays Top in US on $12M

Magazine article Screen International

Ride along Stays Top in US on $12M

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Superbowl Weekend allows Universal buddy comedy to make hay.

In a typically slow Superbowl Weekend, Universal's buddy comedy held on to pole position for the third consecutive session as it climbed toward $100m.

Focus Features' Zac Efron comedy That Awkward Moment (pictured) arrived at number three on a lacklustre $9m from 2,809 sites, while Paramount release Labor Day, Jason Reitman's Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin drama, debuted at number seven on a disappointing $5.3m from 2,584.

Overall the top 12 generated $72.4m for a rough 5% gain on the same Superbowl weekend in 2013, which produced $68.9m.

Buena Vista's global smash Frozen climbed two places to number two and has amassed $360m after 11 weekends.

Both Lone Survivor and The Wolf Of Wall Street have crossed $100m after six sessions. The former ranks fifth on $104.9m through Universal, while Wolf ranks ninth on $104.1m through Paramount.

Lakeshore Entertainment's I, Frankenstein dropped four places to number 10 in its second weekend and has amassed $14.5m.

The re-released Gravity brought in a further $2m for $263.9m after a total of 18 weekends.

SPC debuted the acclaimed documentary Tim's Vermeer in four theatres on $57,900 for a solid $14,475 site average. …

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