NEW YORK – The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly.
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According to studio estimates Sunday, "Home" opened with $54 million, giving DreamWorks Animation a much needed hit. Jeffrey Katzenberg's studio has struggled recently, but the better-than-expected debut of "Home," with a voice cast led by Rihanna and Jim Parsons, gives DreamWorks a welcome lift.
"Get Hard," which teamed two of the most bankable stars in comedy, opened with an estimated $34.6 million for Warner Bros. That gives both Ferrell and Hart one of their best box-office debuts.
After two weeks atop the box office, the young-adult sequel "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" slid to third with $22.1 million.