“Ride Along 2” Dethrones “Star Wars” At Box Office

By Staff  |  01/18/2016

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

After reigning atop the box office for several weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been dethroned... by Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's new comedy, Ride Along 2.

The Ride Along sequel topped the box office with $35.3 million this weekend. In the film, Ben Barber (Hart) is getting married, but before walking the isle, he heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James Payton (Ice Cube) to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant comes in second place, following news that it leads the Oscar nominations pack. It's the story of a fur trapper seeking revenge... and earned $31.8 million to bring its four-week haul to $89.9 million.

The Force Awakens comes in third this weekend with $26.3 million, while Daddy's Home closes out the top 5 with $9.5 million.

The weekend's other side releases include: Paramount's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which debuted in fourth with $16.2 million; and the animated Norm of the North, landing at sixth place with $6.8 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Robert De Niro's comedy Dirty Grandpa, the sci-fi action The 5th Wave, and the horror click The Boy.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Ride Along 2," $35.3 million.
2. "The Revenant," $31.8 million.
3. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $26.3 million.
4. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," $16.2 million.
5. "Daddy's Home," $9.5 million.
6. "Norm of the North," $6.8 million.
7. "The Forest," $6 million.
8. "The Big Short," $5.3 million.
9. "Sisters," $4.7 million.
10. "The Hateful Eight," $3.5 million.