BOX OFFICE: ‘Night School’ To Topple Down Smallfoot
Variety.com: “Night School” is kicking off its box office run with top marks.
The Universal film starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart is on its way to an estimated $26 million from 3,010 North American sites to land at No. 1, though the debut of Warner Bros.’ animated “Smallfoot” is close behind with $23 million from 4,131 domestic locations.
“Night School” stars Hart as a man who must get his GED after facing job stagnation, with Haddish as his unconventional teacher. Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco, Keith David, and Loretta Devine also star in the comedy, which was directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film is sitting at a 30% Rotten Tomatoes score and 60% audience score and received an A- CinemaScore. Writing credits include Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, and John Hamburg. “Night School” earned about $9 million on Friday.