BOX OFFICE: Disney's BIG HERO 6 Will Edge Out Chris Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

BOX OFFICE: Disney's BIG HERO 6 Will Edge Out Chris Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

North American box office numbers are rolling in and Deadline has Christopher Nolan's Interstellar pulling in $16.5M+ on Friday and Big Hero 6 finishing a close second with $16M. When the weekend is complete it will be the Disney film that comes out on top.


 
Friday belongs to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, but the weekend belongs to Disney's superhero film, Big Hero 6. According to Deadline, Interstellar will end up grossing $16.5M to $18M on Friday and Big Hero 6 will gross $16M. That puts Nolan's latest film on course for a $50-$52M weekend. While Disney's latest animated feature should receive a healthy bounce on Saturday from families, which pushes its estimated total to $54-$56M. It's a close race! It may come down to word-of-mouth. If that's the case, Disney's Big Hero 6 will still come out on top. Audiences gave the animated feature an 'A' CinemaScore, while Nolan's sci-fi epic only received a 'B+' CinemaScore.

Fun Fact: If these numbers hold up, Interstellar will be the first Christopher Nolan film in 12 years to not open in first place. Last time that happened was 2002's Insomnia.



1). Big Hero 6 (DIS), 3,761 theaters / $16M Fri. (includes $1.4M late nights)
3-day cume: $54M to $56M+ / Wk 1

2). Interstellar (PAR), 3,561 theaters / $16.5M to $18M Fri. (includes $2.7M Thursday)
3-day cume: $50M to $52M / Total cume: $54.2M (includes $2.15M previews)

Ouija (UNI), 2,680 theaters (-219) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6.2M to $6.5M / Total cume: $44M / Wk 3

Gone Girl (FOX), 2,224 theaters (-610) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6M to $6.4M / Total cume: $145.5M / Wk 6

Nightcrawler (OPRD), 2,766 theaters (0) / $1.8M to $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.8M to $6M (-44%) / Total cume: $18M to $20M / Wk 2

6/7). Fury (SONY), 2,834 theaters (-479) / $1.65M to $1.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.3M to $5.5M / Total cume: $69M / Wk 4
St. Vincent (TWC), 2,455 theaters (-97) / $1.65M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.2M to $5.4M / Total cume: $27M+ / Wk 5

8). John Wick (LGF), 2,152 theaters (-437) / $1.4M Fri.
3-day cume: $4.3M / Total cume: $34.7M / Wk 3

9). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (DIS)
2,381 theaters (-515) / $1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.6M / Total cume: $59M+ / Wk 5

10). The Book of Life (FOX), 2,166 theaters (-628) / $700K Fri.
3-day cume: $3M+ / Total cume: $45M / Wk 4
 

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
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