Animated offering Home is where the hearth is at the North American box office.
In a needed victory for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation, the music-infused family film topped Friday’s (March 27) chart with $15.6 million from 3,708 theaters for a projected $55.5 million weekend — the best showing for an original DWA title in recent years and vastly exceeding expectations.
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Elsewhere, Lionsgate’s Insurgent will come in No. 3 in its second weekend with an estimated $23 million, a decline of 56 percent. By Sunday, the movie’s domestic total will be north of $87 million.
Disney’s live-action fairy tale Cinderella is holding at No. 4 in its third weekend and will pass the $150 million mark sometime on Sunday.
It Follows is expected to round out the top five in a strong showing for the Radius-TWC title as it expands nationwide.
At the specialty box office, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, is tipped to score the top location average of any film this weekend. The movie, from A24 Films, is expected to gross $228,000 from four locations for a theater average of $57,000.
The forecast is grim, however, for Susanne Bier’s Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The long-delayed film is opening in 60 theaters after premiering first on VOD, and may only take in $107,000 for a location average of $1,783. The good news is that Serena has earned nearly $1 million on VOD.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.