Ice Cube Tops Box Office

Ice Cube Tops Box Office

Ice Cube continues his hot streak at the box office, as his comedy “Are We There Yet?” topped the box office this weekend, raking in $18.5 million.

The movie, which stars the former N.W.A. lead rapper opposite Nia Long, is a family flick about a materialistic bachelor who falls for a single mother of two children.

Ice Cube continues his hot streak at the box office, as his comedy “Are We There Yet?” topped the box office this weekend, raking in $18.5 million.

The movie, which stars the former N.W.A. lead rapper opposite Nia Long, is a family flick about a materialistic bachelor who falls for a single mother of two children.

The two children go to any length to prevent a new man from entering their mother’s life.

While winter weather on the East coast of the United States prevented many from seeing the movie, Sony executives were thrilled with the movie’s initial numbers.

“To do $18.5 million in spite of the weather is fantastic,” Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer told Variety. “Even if it had been perfect movie going conditions, it would have been terrific.”

But the conditions were far from perfect, despite the impressive box office numbers for Cube and company. Much of the Northeast region of the United States was blanketed with over 2 feet of snow and hurricane strenght winds, which shut down air travel and killed 13 people.

Another movie featuring a rapper debuted in the top ten as well.

“Assault on Precinct 13,” which stars The Inc. rapper Ja Rule, took in $7 million dollars over the weekend.

According to executives who distributed “Assault on Precinct 13,” the weather played a factor in their opening numbers.

“In a lot of our dates, like Scranton, Penn., we might as well not have been there. Everybody got wiped out,” said Jack Foley, an executive with Focus, the company distributing the film.

Ja Rule’s label mate Ashanti enjoyed a better weekend, as the basketball drama “Coach Carter” in which she stars, took second place, grossing $11 million.

Source: All Hip Hop

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