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.