Rihanna’s latest movie project, HOME, cleaned up at the box office with $54 Million in receipts this weekend. And Kevin Hart’s “Get Hard” came in at a respectable #2 with $34 Million. Also, there’s a new host for “The Daily Show.” Deets inside….
Over the weekend, Rihanna’s fans answered her track “Bitch Better Have My Money” at the box office. Rihanna’s fans (and several families) took their coins and flocked to theaters in North America with $54 million earned for the DreamWorks Animation feature HOME.
Overseas, the film took in $48.2 million for an early worldwide total of $102.2 million. Domestically, HOME prevented Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s comedy Get Hard from debuting at #1, but the film still came in at No. 2 with $34.6 million – it’s the largest R-rated opening for both stars.
Congrats to Rihanna and Kevin for a good weekend. Watch her performance of #BBHMM here.
Meet Trevor Noah……
Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has tapped South African comedian and newly minted correspondent Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart.
News about the 31-year-old’s ascent to the host’s chair was delivered via The New York Times. When he learned he’d gotten the gig, he told the paper, “You don’t believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”
Trevor has appeared on several American talk shows including Leno and Letterman and starred in a Showtime stand-up special “Trevor Noah: African American,” in 2013. He’s the son of a black South African mother and a white Swiss father, and talks about his mixed-race heritage in his comedy.
In a statement Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said, “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny.”
Via Twitter, Trevor saluted his predecessor Jon saying,
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