- Ride Along, released in 2014, is enjoying renewed success on Netflix, proving the pull of Kevin Hart.
- Despite the success of the first two films in the series, the future of Ride Along 3 is unclear due to Hart’s busy schedule and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
- However, if the continued success of Ride Along on Netflix continues, Hart could be persuaded to set aside time for a new installment of the series.
Ride Along is enjoying new streaming success. The film, which opened in theaters on January 17, 2014, earned $134 million at the box office and was the 21st highest-grossing film of the year in the United States, behind only Neighbors and Gone Girl. “The Ride” is about the chaos that ensues when Ben (Kevin Hart), a school security guard, agrees to take a ride with his girlfriend’s older brother, James (Ice Cube), a police officer.
According to the global Netflix Top 10 Movies chart, the world is showing renewed interest in Ride Along 2014. For the week of July 17 to 23, the film ranked 6th on the chart with 4.3 million views and a total of 7.1 million hours watched. viewing. Nearly a decade after its release, it demonstrates Hart’s continued pull, whose latest projects include Die Hart, Netflix’s Me Time, and DC’s League of Super-Pets.
Does the Ride Along series have a future?
The Trip was so successful in 2014 that it received a sequel. Ride Along 2, released in 2016, reunited Ice Cube and Kevin Hart with director Tim Story and followed the most thrilling adventures leading up to Ben’s wedding. The film grossed $124.6 million, but its larger budget of $40 million gave it a much lower profit margin than the original’s $25 million.
However, with this resurgence of interest in the series, it’s entirely possible that Ride Along 3 could get the green light sooner than expected. According to a recent Ice Cube quote (from an interview conducted ahead of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike), the filmmakers have been working behind the scenes to come up with a solid concept for the new film. However, the possibility of a third Ride Together film is complicated by Hart’s busy schedule.
While the strike has halted production on many projects, Hart’s busy schedule is likely to resume once a deal is struck. The star is currently in post-production on films such as F. Gary Gray’s Elevator and Eli Roth’s Frontier, as well as a number of films in preparation or development. However, if Ride Together’s success on Netflix continues to grow, Hart could be persuaded to set aside some time in his schedule to continue the series.