Kevin Hart Comedy Draws a Diverse Crowd

'Night School' beats 'Smallfoot' for top of the box office
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2018 11:45 AM CDT
Night School Fends Off a Yeti
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Migo from the animated film "Smallfoot."   (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

The new comedy Night School overcame weak reviews and fended off an animated Yeti to grab top spot at the weekend box office, per the Hollywood Reporter. Drawing a multi-ethnic audience—37% Caucasian, 30% African American, 24% Latino, 5% Asian, and 4% other, says Universal—the Kevin Hart comedy domestically banked $28 million, ahead of Smallfoot ($23 million), The House With the Clock in Its Walls ($12.5 million), A Simple Favor ($6.5 million), and The Nun ($5.4 million), reports Variety. The raucous Night School is also the best bow "for a broad comedy" since Girls Trip in 2017, says the Reporter. (More movies stories.)

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