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Ride Along has topped the North American box office for a third consecutive week.

The film, starring Kevin Hart and rapper Ice Cube, took $12.3 million over the Super Bowl weekend, bringing its total domestic haul to $93 million.

Disney animation Frozen climbed back up the chart to two, benefitting from the release of a sing-along version.


The film has now taken more than $360 million in the US over 11 weeks.

Frozen is now the fourth highest-grossing animated release in the US.

Its soundtrack is currently number one in the Billboard 200, while its signature track Let It Go – sung by Idina Menzel – has been nominated for a best song Oscar, with the film itself up for best animated feature.

Ride Along has topped the North American box office for a third consecutive week

Ride Along has topped the North American box office for a third consecutive week

Zac Efron chick flick That Awkward Moment opened at number three earning $9 million.

Animated squirrel comedy The Nut Job fell one place to four, while Mark Wahlberg’s Afghanistan war drama Lone Survivor slipped three places to number five.

The only other entry in the top 10 was Labor Day at seven.

Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, the drama is an adaption of Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name about an escaped convict who takes refuge in the home of a depressed single mother.

Next weekend’s release of 3D animation The Lego Movie is expected to knock Ride Along from the top spot.

North American box office Top 5:

1. Ride Along – $12.3 million

2. Frozen – $9.3 million

3. That Awkward Moment – $9 million

4. The Nut Job – $7.6 million

5. Lone Survivor – $7.2 million

Source: Rentrak

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Ice Cube’s cop comedy Ride Along stayed firm at number one in North American box office, taking $21.2 million.

Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, held its nerve in second spot, taking £12.6 million.

The film, about the war in Afghanistan, was relatively inexpensive to make and is heading towards a cumulative total of $100 million.

Animated films The Nut Job stayed at number three, with Frozen just behind in its 10th week of release.

The Disney movie has becomes the second biggest original animation of all time, behind Finding Nemo.

Political thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, boasting a line-up including director-actor Kenneth Branagh and Keira Knightley, slipped back to fifth place after a modest debut at four last week.

The latest big screen version of Frankenstein has failed to impress cinema audiences in North America, debuting in a lowly sixth place.

Ice Cube's cop comedy Ride Along stayed firm at number one in North American box office

Ice Cube’s cop comedy Ride Along stayed firm at number one in North American box office

Aaron Eckhart’s beefy vision of the legendary monster made $8.3 million, while the film cost $65 million.

Variety magazine is calling I, Frankenstein the “year’s biggest financial flop so far”, which is likely to slip even further next week as it loses big screen slots to other films including the remake of Robocop.

In the race towards the Oscars at the beginning of March, American Hustle has made the biggest box office headway so far at number seven.

The leading Academy Awards contender, with 10 nominations, was ahead of August: Osage County and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street with North American audiences.

Other best picture contenders had nationwide debuts this weekend, including Dallas Buyers Club, which made a modest $2 million.

It previously opened in autumn but had a limited run at a smaller number of cinemas.

North American box office Top 5:

1. Ride Along – $21.2 million

2. Lone Survivor – $12.6 million

3. The Nut Job – $12.3 million

4. Frozen – $9 million

5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – $8.8 million

Source: Rentrak

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