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Ride Along sets January box office records

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Jan 19, 2014 | 3:15pm EST

Rapper/actor Ice Cube and funnyman Kevin Hart have laughed their way to the top of the North American box office chart after grossing a record $41.2 million (£25.75 million) with their new comedy Ride Along. The film's opening weekend success has made it the biggest Friday to Sunday debut in January history, while it has also replaced 2008's Cloverfield as the highest-grossing number one over the Martin Luther King, Jr. bank holiday weekend. Ride Along easily overshadowed last week's most popular film, Mark Wahlberg's war movie Lone Survivor, which slipped to two with $23.2 million (£14.5 million), while animated family adventure The Nut Job, featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Brendan Fraser, entered at three with $20.6 million (£12.88 million). Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine as the iconic character created by author Tom Clancy, failed to crack the top three, opening at four, while Disney hit Frozen rounded out the new top five.

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