Box Office: ‘Home’ Takes the No. 1 Spot with $54 Million Debut

March 30, 2015 1:44 PM

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The animated family film earned the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $54 million to keep Get Hard out of the top of the rankings. In addition, Home performed exceedingly well internationally, bringing in $48.2 million for a worldwide gross of $102.2 million. Starring voicework from Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez, Home is a huge success for Dreamworks when you consider that the film was only expected to open in the mid-$30 million range. In fact, this is the biggest Dreamworks opening since Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which opened to $60.3 million in summer 2012. This could also help Dreamworks to recover from the disastrous year they’ve been having, as they recently had to lay off 500 employees and delay How to Train Your Dragon 3 in the process.

At No. 2 was Get Hard, the latest comedy for stars Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. For an R-rated comedy, this had a wide range of audience appeal, earning $34.6 million in its opening weekend to overcoming the $30 million prediction from studio and industry pundits. The movie now ranks as the largest ...

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