Box-Office Preview: Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Takes On ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Dog’s Way Home’

On the heels of the will-he, won’t-he host the Oscars imbroglio, Kevin Hart returns to theaters this weekend in The Upside.The dramedy, also starring Bryan Cranston, goes up against fellow new offerings A Dog’s Way Home and the sci-fi thriller Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves.

None of the three films are likely to unseat ruling champ Aquaman, which will swim past the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales sometime on Saturday or Sunday.The Upside and the family-friendly A Dog’s Way Home, the first PG release of 2019, are each tracking to open in the $9 million-$12 million range.

Replicas is projected to …

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