Audiences love getting dumber – “Dumb and Dumber To” wins weekend box-office roundup

DUMB AND DUMBER TO pic - Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels1. Dumb and Dumber To – $38.1 million [debut week] – Audiences couldn’t wait to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels hop back as the Dumb-tastic Duo leading to the box office win. This marks the best opening for Carrey since 2003’s “Bruce Almighty,” which kicked off its run with $68 million. The reign will be short-lived though as next week, the fall’s most anticipated film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens and likely crush the competition.

Disney YOKAI is the masked man behind the terrible tragedy that strikes San Fransokyo.
YOKAI is the masked man behind the terrible tragedy that strikes San Fransokyo.

2. Big Hero 6  – $36 million [2nd week; $111.6 million] Disney’s latest fell 36% from its opening weekend but easily hit the $100 million mark. This should play up well over the next few weeks with families and should still prove strong through Thanksgiving weekend.

3. Interstellar – $29.3 million [2nd week; $97.8 million] Christopher Nolan’s latest also had strong staying power dropping less than 40% from its opening week. It’s nearing $100 million, but still has a way to go to make its $165 million budget. Look for it to make that up in a few more weeks as the buzz continues to build that this is a film that has to be seen in theaters.

DSC_2252.NEF4. Beyond the Lights – $6.5 million [debut week] Relativity Media’s latest didn’t have much room to perform with the two strong holdovers and the other newcomer. With an A CinemaScore and a mere $7 million it wasn’t expensive so hopefully it can find an audience in the coming weeks.

5. Gone Girl – $4,6 million [7th week; $152 million] -The David Fincher drama absolutely won’t leave the Top 5 and this is the lowest it’s been in its seven week run.

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