Big Hero 6 Blasts Past Interstellar at Box Office

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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.


Meet the Big Hero 6, Disney’s Newest Team of Superheroes

Baymax, voiced by 30 Rock alum Scott Adsit, is a friendly, giant, inflatable robot who was created as a medical companion to treat ailments, but gets upgraded with armor and weapons to fight crime.Disney
Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter, is 14-year-old robotics prodigy and de facto leader of the Big Hero 6 who gives Baymax his robotic crime-fighting upgrades.Disney
GoGo Tomago, voiced by Jamie Chung, is a a spunky and athletic girl with a need for speed. She zooms around on electro magnetic discs that double as weapons that she can project.Disney
Wasabi, voiced by Damon Wayans, Jr., is a slightly neurotic neat-freak who uses a pair of plasma laser blades to slice up opponents.Disney
Honey Lemon, voiced by Génesis Rodríguez, fights crime with her purse, which doubles as a mini-lab that can churn out spheres that can disable, explode, or do a host of other things to foes.Disney
Fred, voiced by T.J. Miller, is the resident comic-book geek of the group. Although not a genius like his compatriots, he more than makes up for it with his enthusiasm and a robotic suit that can breathe fire.Disney

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