Oscars, Schmoscars: Kevin Hart Finds an Upside

Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves finds a career low with 'Replicas'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 13, 2019 11:05 AM CST
Oscars, Schmoscars: Kevin Hart Finds an Upside
Jason Momoa, left, and Amber Heard in a scene from "Aquaman."   (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but the AP reports that 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 Aquaman to second after the aquatic superhero's three-week reign on top of the North American box office. Over the weekend, Aquaman passed $1 billion worldwide.

Opening in third place was the canine adventure A Dog's Way Home with $11.3 million. Early January is often a dumping ground in movie theaters and the weekend featured a number of duds. Keanu Reeves' sci-fi thriller Replicas debuted with just $2.5 million in what the Hollywood Reporter notes is a career low for him.

(Read more box office stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X