Box Office: 'Ride Along' A $40M-Plus Phenom As …

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If prerelease tracking is correct, Universal's African-American buddy cop pic Ride Along is poised to scream past Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with a debut in the low- to mid-$30 million range over the long Martin Luther King Jr.

Had it gone the hard-R route, had it decided to dump all the faux family friendly PG-13 ideals and just let its actors go, Ride Along may have been hilarious may being the key word.

Last week, Lone Survivor targeted the top spot at the box office — and accomplished its mission with impressive marks. The Mark Wahlberg SEAL picture grossed a stunning $37.8 million, and thanks to its "A+" CinemaScore, 

“Ride Along” got the Martin Luther King holiday weekend box office off to a solid start, pulling in slightly over $1 million in late night shows Thursday, according to studio estimates. The Ice Cube-Kevin Hart comedy played in 

If you're a fan of pint-size motormouth Kevin Hart's stand-up comedy, you're likely to have fun with this cop comedy.