‘Are We There Yet’ atop box office

Los Angeles: The road trip comedy ‘Are We There Yet?’ earned $18.5 million to quickly arrive at first place in the weekend box office. The family picture starring rapper-actor Ice Cube in its opening weekend sent “Coach Carter” back to the bench when the basketball drama brought in $11 million for second place, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

‘Are We There Yet?’ follows Cube

as he embarks on a road trip with

two manipulative children who he

tolerates only because he is trying to woo their attractive divorced mother. “It’s a total family picture,” said Rory Bruer, president of distribution for Sony Pictures.— AP