Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s buddy cop comedy Ride Along did big things at the box office this weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, the film debuted at number one with $41.2 million.
The Tim Story-directed project earned the biggest debut for a movie released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, and according to The Hollywood Reporter it’s expected to hit $48 million or more for the four-days.
The funny flick, which cost a modest $25 million to make, also earned an A CinemaScore.
Kevin, who is officially a movie star now, saluted producer Will Packer on his Instagram account for the major accomplishment.
I gotta take the time to thank my brother-friend-Partner in crime @willpowerpacker ….We started out with “Think Like A Man” & went on to do “Ride Along” “About Last Night” “Think Like A Man Too” & “Wedding Ringer” ….Thank you for believing in my talent when nobody else did man!!! We have been Riding for one another for a minute now, you deserve all of the success that is coming your way!!! You work hard pimp and you are now one of Hollywoods top producers and you did it your way!!!! Love u like a brother dude CONGRATS #WeHaveBigGoals #RideAlong #AboutLastNight #ThinkLikeAmanToo #WeddingRinger #WeAreNotGoingToStop #WorkHardPlayHarder
Coming in at No. 2 was Lone Survivor, followed by The Nut Job at No. 3, Jack Ryan at No. 4 and Disney’s hit Frozen rounded out the top five.
In related Kevin Hart news, check out this funny clip of his ex-wife Torrei Hart reviewing Ride Along on Bounce TV’s “BRKDWN.”
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