In a time when superhero movies and special effects extravagansas rule its good to see a story driven Drama/Comedy hot the top spot with The Upside beating Aquaman this weekend.
Film fans went for the Kevin Heart and Bryan Cranston starring comedy this weekend directed by Neil Burger in a pleasant surprise for the post holiday box office.
In a low taking box office the new release takes $19.5 million on its debut weekend.
Falling to number 2 this weekend the new memeber of the global $1 Billion club takes $17.2 million to boost its total US gross to $287.8 million.
Also new this week at number 3 is this dog based film starring Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Charles Martin Smith which manages a debut weekend of $11.3 million.
Sony's animated hit falls to number 4 this week this a weekend of $9 million bringing the US gross to $147.7 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is last weeks top new film which takes $8.9 million on its second weekend which brings the films total of $32.4 million.
Warner Bros. score a big hit with Aquaman as the film stays on top for a second weekend keeping Escape Room to make its debut at number 2.
Remaining at the top as 2019 rolls in the DC Universe film takes an excellent $30.7 million on its second weekend of release.
This pushes the movies total US gross to $259.7 million after 2 weeks of release.
Highest new entry of the week is at number 2 with this Sony horror/thriller which takes $18 million on its debut, higher than expected.
Falling to number 3 this week is Disney's sequel movie which on all accounts has performed below expectations.
The film took $15.7 million this weekend to boost its total US gross to $138.7 million.
Sony animated entry into the Spider-Man movies falls to number 4 this week with $13 million to bring its total to $133.8 million.
Rounding off the top 5 is the Transformers origin movie which takes $12.7 million for a $97.1 million total, it will pass the $100 million by next weekend.