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.