Los Angeles: With Super Bowl XLVII weekend in full swing, "Ride Along" remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office.
Topping multiplex sales since setting a January debut record when opening over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $48.6 million, the buddy cop comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic total, according to studio estimates Sunday.
With the success of the film, the Golden Globe and the Academy Awards winner films, 'American Hustle' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' have been shifted to no. 8 and no. 9 respectively.