“The Upside,” the U.S. remake of the 2011 French global dramedy hit “The Intouchables,” took the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend – finally pushing “Aquaman” off the throne after four weeks. The Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston-led ‘Upside’ snagged $19.6 million at the box office, double all pre-release tracking expectations for the dramatic comedy which received an ‘A’ CinemaScore.
“Aquaman” was not far behind with a further $17.3 million, but more importantly the film crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, has surpassed “The Dark Knight” and now sits only behind “The Dark Knight Rises” in terms of the global box-office haul for a DC Comics title.
Family film “A Dog’s Way Home” opened in third place domestically with an estimated $11.3 million, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” came in fourth with $9 million and a global haul so far of $302.4 million (fairly evenly split between domestic and international). “Escape Room’ dropped to fifth with $8.9 million, “Mary Poppins Returns’ was in sixth with a further $7.2 million, and “Bumblebee” in seventh with $6.8 million. “On the Basis of Sex” expanded wide to score a further $6.2 million.
Source: Box-Office Mojo