A still from Dreamworks Animation's "Home." (Photo by Dreamworks Animation)
LOS ANGELES - Dreamworks Animation's animated comedy "Home" scored a big $54 million at the weekend box office, beating the Will Ferrel/Kevin Hart R-rated buddy comedy "Get Hard."
The animated blockbuster was led by the starpower of Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," pop singer Rihanna, and Steve Martin, among others, "Home" powered through, earning 102.2 million internationally. "Get Hard" still managed a strong $34 million for a film that cost $40 million to make. "Home," which cost $130 million, follows the adventures of a young girl who is one of the last humans not to have been relocated by an alien race and her new Martian friend.
In third place was the sci-fi Kate Winslet starrer, “Insurgent,” with $22 million, followed by Disney's reboot "Cinderella," with $17.5 million, and in fifth place, the horror-thriller "It Follows," with $4 million.
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" was in sixth place with $3 million for a seven-week total of $119.4 million. In seventh place was Warner Bros.' Liam Neeson mob tale, "Run All Night," with $2.2 million; followed by "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," with $2.18 million; "Do You Believe," $2.15 million; and "The Gunman," $2.04 million.