Can we call Kevin Hart the king of MLK weekend? The comedian’s third film to fall on the three day holiday weekend matched the success of the prior two as Ride Along 2 took the top spot at the weekend box-office with $34 million in receipts. It’s a bit short of the original Ride Along‘s $40 million opening weekend in 2014 but $14 million more than The Wedding Ringer brought in when it hit number one last January.

Coming in second place was The Revenant which only dropped 26% in its second week of wide release. The Leonardo DiCaprio helmed survival film grossed $29 million, buoyed by DiCaprio’s Golden Globes win for Best Actor in a Drama and also its 12 Academy Award nominations. The film also brought in $31.5 million overseas to raise its overall cume to $151 million worldwide.

After four weeks at the top of the box-office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally fell out of the top spot but not without breaking more records along the way. The latest film in the Star Wars saga crossed the $850 million mark domestically and also crossed the $1 billion mark internationally, only the fifth film ever to achieve that feat. With $1.9 billion in its coffers, The Force Awakens could come close to toppling James Cameron’s Titantic and its $2.2 billion worldwide gross though Avatar‘s $2.7 billion looks safe, for now.

Beyond the top three, Michael Bay’s Benghazi film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened with only $16 million in the bank, a farcry from similar political war films such as American Sniper ($89 million) and Lone Survivor ($37.8 million). Mark Whalberg & Will Ferrel’s stepfather comedy, Daddy’s Home settled for fifth place with $9.3 million.


[Box Office Mojo]