NORTH AMERICA: ‘Interstellar’ Moves Into First Place on Monday with $2.15M; ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ #2 with $2.07M; ‘Big Hero 6’ Takes Third with $1.31M

Paramount’s Interstellar moved into first place on Monday with $2.15 million. The high-profile Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down 71 percent from Sunday and down 59 percent from last Monday. It should be reminded that last Monday’s grosses were inflated by the eve of the Veterans Day holiday. Interstellar is set to surpass the $100 million domestic mark today after grossing $99.08 million through eleven days of wide release (and two additional days of limited release). The film is currently running 23 percent behind the $128.54 million eleven-day take of last year’s Gravity.

Universal’s Dumb and Dumber To placed in a close second for the day with $2.07 million. The long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels trailed Interstellar by just $83,880 for the day. Dumb and Dumber To was down 74 percent from Sunday. The film’s daily percentage decline was a bit concerning, especially given that comedies aimed at older audiences tend to have strong first Monday holds. With that said, Dumb and Dumber To continues to slightly outpace expectations with $38.18 million in its first four days. That places the film 9.5 percent ahead of the $34.86 million four-day start of last year’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 claimed third place with $1.31 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 87 percent from Sunday and a sharp 75 percent from last Monday’s inflated performance. Big Hero 6 has grossed a healthy $111.62 million in eleven days. The film continues to run in line with its lofty pre-release expectations and is currently running 12 percent ahead of the $99.56 million eleven-day take of 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph.

Beyond the Lights took fourth place with $0.342 million. The low-budget drama from Relativity declined 73 percent from Sunday and finished just ahead of both Fox’s Gone Girl and Sony’s Fury for the day.  Beyond the Lights continues to run below expectations with a modest four-day start of $6.54 million. That places the film 20 percent behind the recent $8.16 million four-day start of Addicted.

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