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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Unseats ‘Aquaman’ In $19.6M Debut

Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ #1 $19.6M

First reported by Usatoday.com

Summary:

  • It does not appear that the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart had a negative impact on his new movie, The Upside.
  • The movie opened #1 at the box upsetting Aquaman that has held the top position for three weeks. Aquaman passed the  $1 billion worldwide.
  • The Upside made $19.6 million. January tends to be a slow month for movies. Also known as a “dumping ground” for movies.
  • The movie cost $37.5 million to make it.

Questions:

  • While the movie did open #1 do you think it’s opening weekend numbers are low?
  • Do you think the controversy hurt it a little bit or is it just a slow January?

Article:

NEW YORK – Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a No. 1 movie.

Hart’s “The Upside” surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday.

The strong performance of “The Upside” pushed Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” to second place after the aquatic superhero’s three-week reign on top of the North American box office.

Read More: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2019/01/13/kevin-hart-the-upside-upsets-aquaman-tops-box-office/2564617002/

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