NORTH AMERICA: ‘Interstellar’ Surpasses $100M After Leading Tuesday with $2.64M; ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops $40M Mark After $2.39M Daily Take

Paramount’s Interstellar took in $2.64 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. In the process, the high-profile Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film surpassed the $100 million domestic mark yesterday. Interstellar was up 23 percent over Monday and down 62 percent from last Tuesday’s inflated Veterans Day performance. The film has grossed $101.72 million after twelve days of wide release. That places Interstellar 23 percent behind the $132.53 million twelve-day take of last year’s Gravity.

Universal’s Dumb and Dumber To held steady in second with $2.399 million. The long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels trailed Interstellar by $238,024 for the day. Dumb and Dumber To increased 16 percent over Monday’s performance, which represented one of the day’s smaller daily percentage increases among wide releases. Dumb and Dumber To surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has grossed $40.58 million in five days. That is slightly ahead of expectations and places the film 7.5 percent ahead of the $37.76 million five-day start of last year’s Bad Grandpa.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 grossed $1.69 million to remain in third place. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a healthy 29 percent from Monday and down a sharp 84 percent from last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 has grossed $113.31 million in twelve days. The film continues to run in line with its lofty pre-release expectations and is currently running 12 percent ahead of the $101.01 million twelve-day take of 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph.

Fox’s Gone Girl and Sony’s Fury claimed fourth and fifth place on Tuesday with respective daily takes of $0.424 million and $0.418 million. The two films were separated by just $5,771 for the day. Gone Girl was up 24 percent over Monday, while Fury was up a similar 25 percent. Respective total grosses stand at a very impressive $153.40 million for Gone Girl in 47 days and at a solid $76.64 million for Fury through 33 days.

Beyond the Lights followed closely behind in sixth with $0.411 million. The low-budget drama from Relativity increased a solid 20 percent over Monday, but was still down two spots from Monday’s fourth place finish. Beyond the Lights has grossed a modest $6.95 million in five days. That is below expectations and places the film 20 percent behind the recent $8.66 million five-day start of Addicted.