Magazine article Screen International

Big Hero 6 Rules US on $56.2M

Magazine article Screen International

Big Hero 6 Rules US on $56.2M

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Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest family feature overcame Christopher Nolan's Interstellar to rule the North American charts as box office for the top 12 gained 87% on last weekend.

Meanwhile Focus Features opened hot awards contender The Theory Of Everything on $207,000 from five sites for a spectacular $41,400 average.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star for director James Marsh in the Stephen and Jane Hawking story.

Big Hero 6 came in top on an estimated $56.2m, while Interstellar came in second on $52.2m over five days, including the first two from a limited special format run.

Imax accounted for $20.6m of the film's $132m worldwide haul and a remarkable $13.4m from 368 sites in the US for its biggest portion of box office for a first-run release. This was also a November high and a record for an original, non-franchise film.

Fox's Gone Girl climbed one place to number three to reach $145.4m in its sixth weekend, while last weekend's champion Ouija from Universal fell a modest 44% and three places to number four.

The Weinsteins withdrew St. Vincent from 97 theatres for 2,455 as the film climbed two places to fifth and stands at $27.4m after five sessions. …

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