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‘The Upside’ tops ‘Aquaman’ in surprise upset

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.

Entertainment Weekly

Top 10 movies at the box office:

  1. The Upside — $19.6 million
  2. Aquaman — $17.3 million
  3. A Dog’s Way Home —$11.3 million
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —$9 million
  5. Escape Room — $8.9 million
  6. Mary Poppins Returns — $7.2 million
  7. Bumblebee — $6.8 million
  8. On the Basis of Sex — $6.2 million
  9. The Mule — $5.5 million
  10. Vice — $3.3 million
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