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2014-01-27 18:00
Los Angeles  - Cop comedy Ride Along remained on top of the North American box office this weekend, estimated figures showed on Sunday.

The action film starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube easily outpaced its rivals for a second week in a row, earning $21.2m in the United States and Canada, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.


In second place with $12.6m was Lone Survivor, the Afghanistan war drama starring Mark Wahlberg based on the true story of a disastrous Navy SEAL commando raid targeting an extremist fighter.

Third spot was occupied by animated children's movie The Nut Job, a tale about a squirrel forced to survive in the big city after being banished from his park. The film took $12.3m over the three-day weekend.

In fourth spot was Disney's smash hit Frozen, a loosely based retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The movie, a frontrunner for best animated feature film at the Oscars, added another $9m to its North American haul of $347.8m since its release.

In fifth with $8.8m was Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the action adventure prequel starring Chris Pine in the fifth film based on author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan thrillers.

Sixth spot was occupied by debutant I, Frankenstein, based on a graphic novel reboot of Mary Shelley's famous 19th century tale, starring Aaron Eckhart. The film opened with a disappointing $8.3m.

Oscar noms rounding out the top 10

Oscar-nominated con-man caper American Hustle continued to hold up well in the top 10, earning another $7.1m.

The film  starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams as grifters who team up with an FBI agent played by Bradley Cooper  is up for 10 Oscars at the Academy Awards.

Another Oscar-nominated movie, August: Osage County was eighth with $5m.

The film, which has earned Oscar nods for both Meryl Streep and co-star Julia Roberts, revolves around a family gathering and the dysfunctional matriarch (Streep) who unites them.

In ninth place with $5m was Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the rise and fall of disgraced financier Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rounding out the top 10 was pregnancy horror movie Devil's Due, which took $2.8m in its second weekend. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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