A new superhero flies big at the box office as "Big Hero 6" breaks the slump. Coming in at #1 with a hefty 56.2 million, this one was on par with estimations. Not to be out-done, the new sci-fi "Interstellar" also rockets at the box office with a debut of 50 mil, again as expected at the box office and word-of-mouth on both films is very strong. Holding on to #3 is "Gone Girl" with another 6.1 mil as it makes it's way to 150 mil cume and should have it by the end of the week. Drop to #4 is "Ouija" with another 6 mil and probably the last time we see it in the top 5. Rounding off the top 5 is "St. Vincent" with 5.7 mil as it increased both in screens and gross from it's previous limited run.
New movies next week:
Two wide releases again this week as we quickly approach the holiday run ... first up is "Beyond the Lights" with just under 2000 screens and should do about the 7 mil range, not too strong but not that aggressive for a release. With 3000+ screens we have the sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" which looks dumb enough to be good. Expect a mid 30 range gross but I think it may fall short of that.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst