Disney’s Big Hero 6 Takes Off Past Nolan’s Interstellar

Box Office Results for the First Weekend of November 2014

November 11, 2014 by

In what can be considered somewhat of an upset, this weekend Disney’s Big Hero 6 had a bigger opening at the box office than Christopher Nolan’ highly-anticipated Interstellar. Animated films usually score big with critics, but considering the hype for Interstellar with its A-list cast and Nolan’s track record, it seemed as if his latest epic adventure could win the weekend. But there was one factor you have to consider… Marvel. From live-action to animated, everything Marvel right now is red hot.

Disney/Marvel’s Big Hero 6 opened to a very big $56.2 million this weekend, which was up 15% from similar Disney Animation movie Wreck-It Ralph, which opened to $49 million around the same time two years ago.

While it didn’t win the weekend, Interstellar was close behind with $47.5 million and when factoring in the film’s early release, has since grossed $54.9 million. And although not a big loss for Nolan and Co. when taking into account Interstellar‘s five-day opening, it’s actually below Inception ($62.8 million), Gravity ($55.8 million), and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus ($51.1 million).

One of the year’s other best films, Nightcrawler, sadly took a big dive dropping from #2 last week all the way down to #7 in its second week. Meanwhile, similarly creepy drama Gone Girl rose back up into the top 3 after being released over a month ago.

Check out the top five movies at the domestic box office over the weekend via BOM:

  1. Big Hero 6 — Weekend Gross: $56.2 million — Total Gross: $56.2 million (new)
  2. Interstellar — Weekend Gross: $47.5 million — Total Gross: $54.9 million (new)
  3. Gone Girl — Weekend Gross: $6.2 million — Total Gross: $145.5 million (#1 last week)
  4. Ouija — Weekend Gross: $5.9 million — Total Gross: $43.3 million (#3 last week)
  5. Fury — Weekend Gross: $5.6 million — Total Gross: $69.4 million (new)