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‘Big Hero 6’ Does Big Business At Box Office

Big Hero 6Disney’s animated tentpole Big Hero 6 blasted past Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar to win the domestic box office race with an estimated $56.2 million from $3,761 theaters. Inspired by Marvel characters, Big Hero 6 ‘s performance is another victory for Disney Animation Studios after Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. The family film chronicles the special bond that develops between Baymax(Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), who transforms Baymax and his adrenaline-seeking friends into a band of high-tech heroes determined to help the city of San Fransokyo.

The movie was evenly divided in terms of gender, while families made up 70 percent. For a family film,Big Hero 6 played to more adults than usual.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, November 9, are as follows:

RANKTITLEDISTRIBUTOR NAMEWEEKEND REVENUECUME REVENUE
REVENUE# OF LOCATIONS*LOC AVG
1Big Hero 6Disney$56,200,0003,76114,942$56,200,000
2InterstellarParamount$50,000,0003,56114,040$52,151,453
3Gone Girl20th Century Fox$6,100,0002,2242,742$145,428,422
4OuijaUniversal$6,016,6002,6802,245$43,471,685
5St. VincentThe Weinstein Company$5,707,0002,4552,324$27,356,031
6NightcrawlerOpen Road$5,511,5602,7661,992$19,756,437
7FurySony$5,500,0002,8341,940$69,268,229
8John WickLionsgate$4,075,0002,1521,893$34,744,659
9Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, NoDisney$3,495,0002,3811,467$59,208,370
10Book Of Life, The20th Century Fox$2,800,0002,1661,292$45,214,925
11BirdmanFox Searchlight$2,300,0004624,978$8,086,252
12Judge, TheWarner Bros.$1,770,0001,2151,456$42,579,245

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