After a considerably strong comeback on Saturday from Disney’s animated superhero movie, it looks like nostalgic comedy in the form of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will take the number one spot at this weekend’s box office.
Box office reports from Friday and Saturday have come in and despite “Dumb and Dumber To” losing Saturday to “Big Hero 6,” the adult comedy film is set to have the largest box office gross this weekend, proving the stay power of cult classics, even when the sequel arrives nearly 20 years later.
Additionally, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” stood strong in it’s second weekend, rounding off the top three.
At a recent LA press conference (via iAmRogue ) Jeff Daniels explained how “Dumb and Dumber To” rose out of the ashes and became a new movie.
“The appeal of it was not just twelve-year-old boys.
The demo just kept getting wider and wider so it kind of demanded that it get done,” Daniels explained.
“We all wanted to do it, so it got done.” The demographic in question seems to have included just as many people as Daniels predicted, since “Dumb and Dumber To” managed to fight off heavy contenders from the previous weekend, “Big Hero 6” and “Interstellar.” According to Deadline , industry estimates are that the “Dumb and Dumber” sequel will finish Sunday night in first place at $36.5 million.
However, there’s still a chance that Disney’s offbeat teen superhero group movie could fight its way into the number one spot if it outperforms expectations during today’s matinees.
Current estimates from Box Office Pro put “Big Hero 6” at $36.1 million, which is just a few thousand below estimates for “Dumb and Dumber To.” While those two movies face off in a close race, Christopher Nolan’s space drama “Interstellar” stands strong in the number three spot.
The Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway movie is expected to grab another $28.2 million, which is slightly better than analysts expected.
This weekend box office offered another exciting race, but next weekend will likely be a fight for spots behind “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”