'THE UPSIDE' TOPS 'AQUAMAN' IN SURPRISE UPSET (01/14/2019)
The Upside gave STX Entertainment its first number one opener. The Neil Burger-helmed drama stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman; it earned $19.7 million in its opening weekend.
The Upside is a remake of a blockbuster French film that landed in 2012. It follows the story of a wealthy paraplegic who hires a financially strapped black ex-con to provide his care.
Aquaman came in second, and managed to top $1 billion worldwide in revenues. It was expected to bring in $9 million to $12 million.
Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home opened at $11.3 million, rounding out the top 3.
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Top 10 movies at the box office:
The Upside — $19.6 million
Aquaman — $17.3 million
A Dog’s Way Home —$11.3 million
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —$9 million
Escape Room — $8.9 million
Mary Poppins Returns — $7.2 million
Bumblebee — $6.8 million
On the Basis of Sex — $6.2 million
The Mule — $5.5 million
Vice — $3.3 million