It’s some dope news coming out of Black Hollywood this weekend as Kevin Hart and Ice Cube stomped out the competition at theaters with the release of their new flick ‘Ride Along’.. Here in ATL all of the locals brought out their finest College Park hood couture and gas bill money to go flood the theaters and support the film, and while it’s on my mind I personally want to give a quick “fuck you” to Atlantic Station and their whole “no sagging” policy…racist bastards.
I’m all for seeing my folks shine on the big screen so I tip my fitted hat to the fellas for bringing home the gold with this one, more on this below…
“Ride Along” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening for “Ride Along” marks the biggest debut for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and puts it on track to top the $40.1 million record set by the 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield” for the biggest opening of January.
“It certainly appears with business at this level and with a CinemaScore of A and our exit polls supporting that, it’s safe to say we’ll break a few records,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. (AJC)