'Ride Along 2' Gets Release Date

"Ride Along"
"Ride Along"
 

Ride Along 2 will drive into theaters on Friday, January 15, 2016, Universal announced Thursday.

The sequel will see the return of stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube as a security guard and an Atlanta cop, respectively. Tim Story will return to direct the comedy.

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Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the script, and Cube, Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner will produce.

The first film had a record-breaking opening weekend when it debuted over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It opened over the January four-day holiday weekend to $48.6 million, beating 2008's Cloverfield ($46.1 million). Costing a modest $25 million to make and nabbing an A CinemaScore, the film stayed in the No. 1 spot for three weeks straight and has earned  $130.6 million domestically to date.

The only other release slated for that 2016 date is another sequel: animated film The Nut Job 2.

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