LOS ANGELES — The new comedy of Kevin Hart, “Night School”, took the lead at the box office in north america for its first weekend of operation, reaping $ 28 million, according to preliminary figures released Sunday by the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.
“The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee takes us on the trail of a group of misfits forced to follow classes for adults in the hope that they spend” their bachelor’s degree, ” says the synopsis of the Canadian distributor, Universal.
Like a lot of movies with the comedian Kevin Hart, this comedy a little ribald pleasing to the general public, but is struggling to seduce the critics: only 30% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
In one weekend, the film has already nearly paid back the cost of production of 29 million, according to the trade magazine Variety.
He is ahead in the standings are another new feature, the animated movie “Yeti & Company,” which generated $ 23 million.
The fantasy tale The prophecy of the clock, produced by the production company of Steven Spielberg, completes the trio of head.
Carried out by the specialist of horror films Eli Roth (Hostel), the film is oriented to the young public has recorded $ 12.5 million of revenue, evening a total of 44.8 in two weeks.
In fourth place comes The Shade of Emily. This thriller from Paul Feig has collected $ 5.4 million, $ 43 million in three weeks.
The last place in the Top 5 returns to The Nun and her 5 million dollars. The latest film from the universe of the Conjuring is holding well in its fourth week in theaters and is now $ 109 million of revenue in North America.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
6 – “Hell Fest”: 5 million (first week)
7 – “Crazy Rich Asians”: 4.1 million (165,7 seven weeks)
8 – “The Predator”: 3.7 million (47,6 in three weeks)
9 – “Undercover – true story”: 2.4 million ($21.7 million in three weeks)
10 – “Peppermint”: 1.8 million (33;5 in four weeks)