December 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Ride Along" sped past box office records.
The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a hefty $48.6 million, marking the biggest debut for a film released in January. "Ride Along" rolled past the record set by the $48.1 million opening of the monster movie "Cloverfield" in 2008.
In second place, Universal's Navy SEAL drama "Lone Survivor" - starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster - earned $25.9 million in its fourth weekend.
Open Road Films' animated film "The Nut Job," featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser, opened in third place with $25.7 million.
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