Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart's comedy-drama "The Upside" do not seem to have any disadvantages.
The STX Films photo is on track to become the entertainment company's first No. 1 debut, with an estimated $ 19.5 million in 3,080 North American sites, which knocks Warner Bros. "Aquaman" down in the second place. The biggest previous debut of STX Films was "Bad Moms" of 2016, which got $ 23.8 million for the number 3 spot.
"The Upside" grossed $ 6.95 million on Friday and is considering a weekend estimate almost double what the film had initially projected, which may be because the film has been cut to get a PG-13 rating on comparison with its original R. STX Films reached a distribution agreement with Lantern Entertainment, which was formed from the remaining assets of the Weinstein Company, to manage the image. It was originally intended to be released last year, but was postponed after the Weinstein scandal.
The film, which is a new version of the French hit "The Intouchables," plays Cranston as a wealthy paraplegic with Hart as an unemployed man with a criminal record who was hired to help him. Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Aja Naomi King also star, with the direction of Neil Burger. "The Upside" has a rating of 39% on Rotten Tomatoes and A CinemaScore.
DC's latest adventure, "Aquaman," should land in second place with approximately $ 15.4 million in its fourth frame. The weekend will mark "Aquaman's" first without the box office crown since its debut. Jason Momoa-starrer has so far pocketed $ 275 million in the United States and has earned $ 5.7 million internationally on Friday for a cumulative total of $ 713.4 million abroad.
"A Dog's Way Home" by Columbia Pictures will open this weekend at No. 3, with an estimated $ 11 million at 3,090 national sites. Directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon and based on Cameron's book of the same name from 2017, the moving family adventure film received $ 3.3 million on Friday.
"A Dog's Way Home" stars Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos and Alexandra Shipp, with Wes Studi and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Meanwhile, Sony's second photo among the five best five of the weekend, "Escape Room," is targeting an estimated $ 8.4 million in its second frame for an estimated $ 31.93 million through Sunday. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", also from Sony, should generate another $ 7.4 million in its fifth frame, which would raise the national total to $ 146,175 million and get the image of space number 5.
The most recent "Replicas" of Keanu Reeves also affected the multiplexes this weekend and it is estimated that they will contribute around $ 2.4 million from 2,329 sites. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff from the screenplay of Chad St. John, the science fiction thriller follows the neuroscientist Reeves, who returns his family to life using science after dying in a car accident. It has a disappointing rating of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes and C CinemaScore.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg's biopic "On the Basis of Sex" is expanding this weekend to 1,923 locations across the country and is heading to No. 7 with approximately $ 6.5 million. Felicity Jones plays the Supreme Court judge, with Armie Hammer as her husband, Martin.