Box Office, Strong Debuts from Big Hero 6 and Interstellar

Two new movies, Big Hero 6 and Interstellar, opened over the weekend, and helped deliver the box office’s best weekend in three months.

Big Hero 6, the Disney/Marvel animated action-comedy opened at number 0ne with an estimated $56.2 million. That’s the second best opening for an animated movie in 2014. The best is still The LEGO Movie, which opened in February with $69.1 million.

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar, opened in second place with a strong $50 million.  That’s slightly less than Gravity‘s $55.8 million, but Gravity benefitted from 3D ticket sales and Interstellar is a 2D pic.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of November 7 – 9, 2014:

1. Big Hero 6 ($56.2M)
2. Interstellar ($50.0M)
3. Gone Girl ($6.1M)
4. Ouija ($6.0M)
5. St. Vincent ($5.7M)
6. Nightcrawler ($5.5M)
7. Fury ($5.5M)
8. John Wick ($4.1M)
9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ($3.5M)
10. The Book of Life ($2.8M)

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Rotten Tomatoes.

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