Riding through Movie Town

Moviegoers took the “Ride Along” to action and comedy this weekend, arriving with great speed to the #1 spot at the domestic box office with $41.2 million (while setting box-office records for January). Our hero-on-the-home front “Lone Survivor” single-handedly found kinship and kindness from the crowded town of #2 with $23.2 million. Contributing to the already-colorful animated atmosphere, albeit in a nuttier sense, was “The Nut Job,” who survived his first weekend in the cinematic forest, successfully reaching the #3 spot with $20.55million (Open Road Film’s biggest opening ever). Also new and traveling at a somewhat slower rate was long- time hero (Tom Clancy’s charismatic character) “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” who enlisted the help of movie lovers to reach the #4 area with $17.2 million. Our “Frozen” friends continued to make the warmest company as they settled into the frosty #5 spot with $12 million.
The cinematic scene was filled with your typical heroes, humor and a bit of horror this long holiday weekend as the most popular form of transportation took us to the coolest locales. Franchises, found footage and factual accounts continued to draw crowds as animation made the locale even more colorful.
Settling in for a winter’s slumber at the local multiplex promised anything but forty winks when the coziest of comrades and the cleverest of comedians arrived on the fast-pace scene.
From seaside days to starry nights, may your week ahead be cozy, clever and, of course, character driven…


Author: Meg

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