'Big Hero 6'
Disney
November 9, 2014

Moviegoers weren’t exactly in the mood to ponder big questions about humanity and outer space this weekend.

Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 beat out Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar at the box office this weekend, respectively taking in $56.2 million and $50 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Interstellar, whose domestic gross came in a little below expectations, has brought in $52.2 million in its first five days — Nolan requested the film open two days early in a small number of theaters, and about $13.4 million of that total came from Imax and special screens. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, is Nolan’s longest movie ever with a 169-minute running time.

Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything also opened this weekend in select theaters, and star Eddie Redmayne’s performance has already earned plenty of Oscar buzz.

[THR]

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