Hart-warming film The Upside grabs top spot in US

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The Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart odd-couple comedy The Upside, rose to the top of the US chart on its opening week.

The remake of the classic French film The Intouchables took $19.5m on debut, sinking previous incumbent Aquaman.

The piscine king can still be satisfied though, after the DC movie swam past $1bn worldwide in just over a month, second only in the DC universe to The Dark Knight Rises.

Another new entry in the form of the family friendly A Dog’s Way Home bounded into third sport with $11.3m, with Golden Globe-winning and acclaimed animation Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse clung on to fourth, and last week’s runner up, Escape Room, slipping to fifth.

Sixth and seventh went to Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins Return reboot and Transformers revamp Bumblebee respectively, while Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer’s On The Basis Of Sex blazed a trail, like its subject Ruth Bader Ginsbury, leaping into eighth.

Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood and The Mule slumped to ninth, while Vice, despite its Golden Globe win last week for Christian Bale, slipped to tenth.