01.14.2019

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's 'The Upside' upsets 'Aquaman' with $19.6M box-office debut

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's 'The Upside' upsets 'Aquaman' with $19.6M box-office debut (Photo: DAVID LEE/AP)

Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a No. 1 movie.

"The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed Jason Momoa's "Aquaman" to second place after the aquatic superhero's three-week reign on top of the box office.

Still, "Aquaman" passed $1 billion worldwide over the weekend, the first DC Comics release to reach that mark since 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises."

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