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Ride Along and sing-along Frozen top Superbowl Weekend in US

Ride Along

Story by Jack Foley

BUDDY cop comedy Ride Along has topped the US box office for a third time in a row to win the Super Bowl weekend from a sing-along version of Disney’s Frozen.

Both holdover films beat new entries That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron and Imogen Poots, and Kate Winslet drama Labor Day.

The Ice Cube-Kevin Hart starring Ride Along took $12.3 million to bring its US haul to $93 million, while Disney’s Frozen sing-along took $9.3 million to continue its box office domination. Globally, the film has now hit $864.4 million, edging past The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

In contrast, Efron comedy That Awkward Moment, which also stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan as three lads who take a vow to remain single only to find romantic opportunity almost instantly, took in $9 million for one of the lowest Super Bowl openings in years.

And Jason Reitman’s Labor Day also under-performed despite the presence of Winslet and Josh Brolin, opening to $5.3 million and coming in seventh.

Elsewhere, Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor shot past the $100 million mark in the US, earning $7.2 million for a total $104.9 million and a fourth spot overall.

While David O Russell’s American Hustle led the Oscar nominated pack to officially become the director’s biggest commercial success. Its US total of $133.6 million beats his previous best, Silver Linings Playbook, which took $132.1 million last year.

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