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Atlanta-filmed 'Ride Along' nabs record box office weekend

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ATLANTA -- The cop-buddy movie "Ride Along" that was filmed and set in Atlanta posted a stellar $41.2 million in three days and $47.8 in four, "making it the holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) frame's biggest bow ever," reports Variety.

"Ride Along," which stars Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart and cost only $25 million to produce, scored half of its opening from African-Americans.

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Hispanics comprised 30 percent of the weekend gross. Fifty-seven percent of those who saw the movie in the opening days were women.

Variety reports the film, which received an "A" CinemaScore, now has the second-largest three-day opening for an urban-targeted film behind "Bad Boys II," which made $46.5 million opening weekend.

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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