'Home' tops box office in debut; 'Get Hard' launches in second

March 29, 2015 11:51 PM

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The animated feature film "Home" debuted at No. 1 with an estimated $54 million in the U.S. and Canada last weekend, giving Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation a much-needed victory at the box office over the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard."

DreamWorks Animation, which had turned out hits such as the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies, has struggled with box-office misfires that have led to a recent round of layoffs. The studio took a $57 million write-down in 2014 for "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which opened at $32.2 million...

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