‘Ride Along 2′ Takes Down ‘The Revenant’ & ‘The Force Awakens’ At The Box Office

By January 17, 2016
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It’s safe to say The Force Awakens isn’t going to have any trouble sleeping tonight; but they are no longer atop the box office.

Ride Along 2 starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart survived a really bad trailer to come in on top of the box office, hauling in an estimated $39.5 million, according to THR. The film cost $40 million to make.

Right behind is Leo Dicaprio’s The Revenant, raking in an estimated four day haul of $35 million. That’s a lot of people watching Leonardo Dicaprio eat raw animal parts and fight with Tom Hardy. No word yet on how many of those people immediately showered and watched a Disney movie afterwards.

Finally rounding out the top three is Star Wars: The Force Awakens with around $32 million. Like they even care at this point; Michael Bay cares about money! His Benghazi flick 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened up to an estimated $19 to $20 million. Lone Survivor hit about the same mark when it released on the same day in 2013, but American Sniper crushed that mark a year ago; nailing $107.2 million.

Norm of the North finishes us off with an estimated $8.8 million for the four days. Apparently the film only received a B- CinemaScore; which is like an F+ in real life.

What are you seeing this long weekend movie goers? Maybe you should check out Star Wars: The Force Awakens again; Disney might need the cash. Stay tuned to GeekNation for more tales of movies making sweet money!

Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'