“Ride Along,” the buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, led the U.S. and Canadian box office for a third weekend, collecting $12 million in sales for Universal Pictures on the usually slow Super Bowl weekend.
“Ride Along,” the buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, led the U.S. and Canadian box office for a third weekend, collecting $12.3 million in sales for Universal Pictures on the traditionally slow Super Bowl weekend.
“12 Years a Slave,” the film about a free black man kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War south, was crowned best picture of 2013 in an Oscars ceremony where the thriller “Gravity” led with seven awards.
Sony Corp.’s “American Hustle” captured three Golden Globes, most of any film, while “12 Years a Slave” took home the award for best drama, confirming its status as leading contender for the best-picture Oscar.
“American Hustle,” a retelling of a 1970s FBI sting, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying the space thriller “Gravity” as Hollywood prepared to hand out its highest honors.
“The Croods,” the first major animation film of the year, opened as No. 1 in U.S. and Canadian theaters, with $43.6 million in sales for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and its distributor, Twentieth Century Fox.