‘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 not appear to damage his standing among audiences, who rewarded The Upside with a table-topping result as it arrived in 3,080 theatres.

The film is based on French smash Intouchables and tells of the friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his care-giver.

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