Did you see Big Hero 6 this weekend? If not, then shame on you. It’s a fantastic joy ride and worth checking out. If you did, then you contributed to the movie’s $56 million take, and first place ranking at the box office.
Though $56 million isn’t $100 million domestically, Big Hero 6 performed well at the box office and edged past Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to take the top spot. By the numbers, Big Hero 6 landed in 3,761 theaters, against Interstellar’s 3,561, which caused the per theater average to be up quite a bit more than the space flick.
Though I would expect Disney to jump at the chance to make a Big Hero 6 sequel, the movie still has a long way to go to pay off the $165 million dumped into production of the movie. I hope audiences – especially families – shied away from the movie this weekend waiting for reviews to come out, and will head out in droves next week. Of course the big winter storm set to engulf must of the United States could put an even bigger damper on people wanting to go out next weekend. The Hunger Games and Penguins of Madagascar will vie for the Thanksgiving weekend dollar, but Big Hero 6 is such a strong flick, that it should stay a the top of the charts for the next several weeks.
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