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'Ride Along' bests 'That Awkward Moment' in weekend box office

Showing slightly less promise than it did going into the weekend, Focus Features’ “That Awkward Moment” took $3.9 million Friday and is headed to about $10 million for the weekend.Though a strong start as far as Focus should be concerned — the comedy was made for a reported $8 million and acquired for $1.5 million — it’s not quite the Super Bowl weekend victory early predictions foresaw.Rather, Universal’s “Ride Along” is expected to stay in first place in its third frame with about $12 million.“That Awkward Moment” does have the potential to overperform, as Summit’s “Warm Bodies” did this time last year, but it’s not likely to close the gap with a couple factors working against it. With both romance and zombies, ”Warm Bodies” worked to counterprogram the big game for teen audiences, where “Awkward Moment” is likely to overlap with the football audience. Plus, “Warm Bodies” was PG-13; “Awkward Moment” is R.Conversely, really working to counterprogram the Super Bowl, Disney opened a sin...

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