Box-office roundup – Nov. 9, 2014 – "Big Hero 6" beats "Interstellar" to the top

Big Hero 61. Big Hero 6 – $56.2 million [debut week] – Disney’s newest animated film based on the 1998 Marvel comic book looks like it will be the family hit to beat this holiday season. Its opening falls squarely in the middle of Disney’s other recent big animated hits as it trails “Frozen’s” $67 million opening, but outperformed 2012’s “Wreck-It-Ralph.” It’s firmly in position to be a monster sized hit for the Mouse House as there’s not another family animated film coming out until “Penguins of Madagascar” opens Nov. 28 and could potentially retain the top spot until “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” arrives Nov. 21.

INTERSTELLAR2. Interstellar – $50 million [debut week] Christopher Nolan’s space odyssey conquered the early portion of the week after limited Wednesday releases

3. Gone Girl – $6.1 million [6th week; $145 million] Amazingly everyone is still in love with Amy as this sure fire Oscar contender has been a mainstay in the Top 4 since its release. With a weakened slate coming up, don’t expect this to leave out anytime soon.

4. Ouija – $6 million [3rd week; $43.4 million] The horror thriller is showing remarkable staying power for a horror film even if last week’s champ fell to fourth place. But with a $5 million budget, this has long since made a profit.

5. St. Vincent – $5.7 million [5th week; $27 million] Bill Murray’s latest cracked the Top 5 this week and is looking like it will finish with a respectable $40 million haul by the time it wraps its run.

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