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Home finds shelter in the top slot at the box office!

2015-03-30 14:36

Los Angeles - Animated children's flick Home, about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, took up residence over the weekend at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed on Sunday.

The computer-generated movie, featuring Jim Parsons as the voice of Oh the extraterrestrial and Rihanna as his Earthling friend, landed $54m in its first weekend out, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.

Trailing by $20m, comedy Get Hard, about a prison-bound white executive (Will Ferrell) who hires a black car washer (Kevin Hart) for lessons on surviving the slammer, debuted in second place with $34.6m, despite criticism from some corners for racist and homophobic jokes.

Dystopian thriller Insurgent, the second big-screen adaptation based on Veronica Roth's best-selling Divergent series, fell to third with $22m, after its debut at the top last week.

Meanwhile Disney's live action Cinderella remake worked its magic in fourth, earning $17.5m, with Lily James as the enchanted princess and Cate Blanchett as her wicked stepmother.

Indie horror flick It Follows, which opened weeks ago but debuted over the weekend in wide release, took fifth place and $4m in ticket sales.

Sixth went to British spy spoof Kingsman: The Secret Service, with $3.1m in its sixth weekend out.

Action flick Run All Night, featuring grizzled tough guy Liam Neeson playing a hit man going up against the mob, was seventh with $2.2m.

Sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, featuring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere, raked in just under $2.2m to earn eighth place.

Religious drama Do You Believe took ninth with $2.15m and Sean Penn action movie The Gunman fell into 10th with $2m.

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