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LGBT Groups Called for Boycott of Kevin Hart’s Movie ‘The Upside’

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston’s new movie The Upside ended Aquaman‘s reign atop the North American box office over the weekend. The Upside was a surprise hit after LGBT organizations called for their members to boycott the film over old derogatory tweets and jokes by Hart resurfaced online in December.

The Upside upended Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman as the king of the movie box office, after dominating the #1 spot for three consecutive weeks.

Based on a true story, the Hollywood remake of the 2011 French-language film The Intouchables stars Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire who forms an unlikely bond with his ex-con caregiver, played by Hart.

The serious role breaks new ground for Hart who showed off his straight-faced acting skills in the comedy-drama.

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