'Ride Along 2' ends box office reign of 'Force Awakens'

By JAKE COYLE - AP Film Writer ,

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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Ice Cube, from left, as James Payton, Olivia Munn as Maya Cruz, and Kevin Hart as Ben Barber in a scene from the film,

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Ice Cube, from left, as James Payton, Olivia Munn as Maya Cruz, and Kevin Hart as Ben Barber in a scene from the film, "Ride Along 2." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Jan. 15, 2016. (Photo: (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP))

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have ended the monthlong box-office reign of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"Ride Along 2" topped the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with an estimated $41.5 million over four days, according to studio estimates Monday. The Universal release took in an estimated $35.3 million Friday through Sunday.

In second was Alejandro Inarritu's 1820s frontier saga "The Revenant," which earned $39 million over four days following its leading 12 Oscar nominations on Thursday. In two weeks of release, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film has made nearly $100 million.

"The Force Awakens" slid to third with an estimated $32.6 million through Monday.

Michael Bays' "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" opened with $19.7 million in four days, performing strongest in the South.

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