Kevin Hart is the next Chris Tucker.
Critics may have lambasted it, but audiences didn't care. Ride Along is an unqualified hit. Between this and the 21 Jump Street series, Ice Cube is keeping himself relevant in movies as well.
The Nut Job looks awful, but families who rejected Walking with Dinosaurs and already saw Frozen had to see something. Meanwhile, Chris Pine still hasn't happened as a movie star yet, try though Paramount might. I wonder if they would have been better off calling it Tom Clancy's Shadow Recruit.
Award buzz has really helped American Hustle. Despite losing some screens, it still managed to improve on its box office from the week before.