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The Upside and the Downside of ‘The Upside’: An Analysis From a Disabled Writer

Putting it bluntly, it’s difficult to get excited anytime Hollywood wants to trot out a narrative on disabilities nowadays, especially as someone born and living with Muscular Dystrophy Type 2. They are stubbornly set on staying the feel-good course without necessarily saying anything meaningful or relevant. If you thought Green Book had nothing but safe […]

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‘The Upside’ dethrones ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6m North American launch

The Wife benefits from Glenn Close Golden Globe win; Bohemian Rhapsody to cross $200m this week.In the weekend it crossed $1bn worldwide, Warner Bros’ smash Aquaman finally relinquished its hold on North American box office as Stx’s buddy movie remake The Upside debuted top on an estimated $19.6m.Kevin Hart’s high-profile exit as Oscars host did […]

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‘The Upside’ Opened at #1, But Under $20 Million is Low for a Kevin Hart Movie

The opening weekend of “The Upside,” the Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston remake of the worldwide French hit “Intouchables,” ended the three-week reign of “Aquaman.” It made just short of $20 million — besting estimates — and comes after a few weeks of controversy for Hart that suggested the long-delayed film might take a hit.The odd-couple pairing […]

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‘The Upside’ is #1 at the Weekend Box Office While ‘Aquaman’ Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

Outperforming expectations, STXFilms’s The Upside debuted atop the weekend box office, upsetting Aquaman‘s bid for a fourth straight weekend at #1. That said, Aquaman isn’t exactly focused on its runner-up position domestically as the film is now the first in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion at the global box office. As for […]

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‘The Upside’ Likely to Become STX Films’ First No. 1 Debut

There seems to be no downside to Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s comedy-drama “The Upside.”The Stx Films pic is on its way to becoming the entertainment company’s first No. 1 debut with an estimated $19.5 million from 3,080 North American sites, knocking Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” into the second place slot. Stx Films’ previous biggest debut […]

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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million in Thursday Preview Showings

Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s comedy-drama “The Upside” has launched with a moderate $1.1 million at 2,460 North American sites in Thursday night preview showings.Family adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” retrieved $535,000 for Thursday night previews starting at 5 p.m. in 2,657 locations. Entertainment Studios’ Keanu Reeves sci-fier “Replicas” opened with $200,100 at 1,630 venues on Thursday.Warner […]

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‘Aquaman’ Ready for Fourth Week at #1; ‘Dog’s Way Home’ & ‘Upside’ Compete for Runner-Up

With the new year underway, this weekend sees three new releases vying for a spot in the top ten, though once again not one of them is likely to dethrone Aquaman from the weekend’s top spot, which is where WB’s latest entry into the DC Extended Universe looks to remain for the fourth straight weekend […]

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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 […]

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Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston Movie ‘The Upside’ Lands at STX After Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy

STXfilms has acquired The Upside, the Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston-led remake of the French hit The Intouchables that found itself in limbo after The Weinstein Co. declared bankruptcy in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations.Directed by Neil Burger (Divergent), The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Hart) who strikes […]

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