'Big Hero 6'
Disney
By Nolan Feeney
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.

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