Kevin Hart's 5-year in-limbo movie 'The Upside' kicks off Thursday box office with $1.1M in previews

'The Upside', the American adaptation of the critically-acclaimed French movie 'The Intouchables' (watch that instead), kicked off this weekend's box office with $1.1 million on Thursday in 2,460 screenings across US/Canada. The movie was filmed YEARS ago and finally got release - who knows why now - and stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman.

Two other movies that opened on Thursday include the family feature 'A Dog's Way Home', which brought in $535,000 at 2,657 screens, and Keanu Reeves' latest 'Replicas' ($30M budget), which made a terrible $200,100 from 1,630 theaters.

But these new releases matter not as Warner Bros.' 'Aquaman' is expected to top the box office for the fourth week in a row, making around $15M-$20M and finally breaking the $1 billion mark internationally. 'The Upside' ($30M–$35M budget) and 'A Dog's Way Home' ($18M budget) will vie for the second spot, both expected to make around $10M each.