According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony's Are We There Yet? managed to arrive at its destination in the top spot at the boxoffice this weekend despite severe winter weather in the upper Midwest and Northeast regions of the country as well as competition from the NFL playoffs.
The PG-rated family comedy from Revolution Studios, starring Ice Cube and directed by Brian Levant, caught some in the industry by surprise with an easy win and a better-than-expected debut of an estimated $18.5 million. Rogue Pictures' Assault on Precinct 13 was the weekend's only other new wide release. The action-thriller from Focus Features, starring Lawrence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke, debuted in the sixth spot with an estimated $7 million from 2,297 theaters.
"Assault," an R-rated remake of a John Carpenter's 1976 film, helmed this time by Jean-Francois Richet, has taken in roughly $8.6 million since its release Wednesday, which was in the anticipated range.