Night School has a big debut weekend.
Despite tepid responses from critics, moviegoers are loving the new Tiffany Haddish — Kevin Hart comedy.
Expectations were high and the funny duo delivered with a very strong first weekend at the box office. The Universal comedy has topped the domestic box office with $28 million in ticket sales across theaters in the US and Canada from Friday to Sunday. The film was made for about $29 million.
Night School beat Smallfoot which came in second at the box office earning $23 million. Made for about $80 million it tells the story of a Yeti who forms an unlikely friendship with a human. The film boasts a big voice cast including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, and Gina Rodriguez.
The film follows high school drop out Hart who is trying to get his G.E.D. and Haddish a not so conventional night school teacher who refuses to make the journey towards being a better man any easier for him.
Night School is helmed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Will Packer.
Rounding out the top five this weekend are The House With a Clock in Its Walls ($12.5 million), A Simple Favor ($6.6 million) and The Nun ($5.4 million).