'Ride Along 2' Dethrones 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Box Office

The sequel to 2014's 'Ride Along' won the race on box office with $41 million, beating the 'Star Wars' movie which added another $33 million in its fifth weekend.

AceShowbiz - %cIce Cube% and %cKevin Hart%'s comedy "Ride Along 2" topped this weekend's box office with $41 million from 3,175 theaters. The sequel to "Ride Along" ended the four-week winning streak "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the domestic box office.

Though so, "Ride Along 2" came behind the first movie, which launched to an impressive $48.6 million two years ago. Still, the first weekend gross of the sequel was considered satisfying. "This is a very good result. And I love the fact that our audience is more diverse this time," said Universal domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. Most of the movie's audience were African-Americans and Hispanics, with male making up 48 percent of ticket buyers.

Coming behind the comedy movie was awards contender "The Revenant". The Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed movie earned $37.5 million from 3,559 theaters for a domestic total of 93.2 million.

Meanwhile, "The Force Awakens" placed third with $33 million from 3,823 theaters after ruling the box office for four consecutive weekends. Though the %cDaisy Ridley% starrer wasn't at the top of the domestic chart, the movie won the foreign race with $47.3 million, pushing the blockbuster's global total to $1.89 billion.

Another newcomer this weekend was "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi". The movie about the attack on an American compound in Libya placed fourth with $19 million. Coming behind "13 Hours" was %cMark Wahlberg% and %cWill Ferrell%'s comedy "Daddy's Home", which added another $11.9 million in its fourth weekend.

  1. "Ride Along 2" - $41 million
  2. "The Revenant" - $37.5 million
  3. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - $33 million
  4. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" - $19.2 million
  5. "Daddy's Home" - $11.9 million
  6. "Norm of the North" - $9.4 million
  7. "The Forest" - $7 million
  8. "The Big Short" - $6.4 million
  9. "Sisters" - $5.4 million
  10. "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip" - $4.3 million

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