HOLLYWOOD—Audiences were looking for laughs this weekend as the sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” took the top spot at the box-office. The film earned around $38 million in its first weekend in theaters, that’s just under the $40 million mark. Not a bad debut for a film that was universally panned by critics. Seems to prove once again that critics have no direct impact on rather audiences’ flock to see a movie or not.
Falling to the #2 spot was last week’s champ “Big Hero 6” which earned $36 million. After just two weeks, the animated flick has already crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office. While it wasn’t the blockbuster many expected, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” is still peaking the interest of audiences adding another $29 million to its tally. In two weeks, the film is just mere millions from the $100 million mark as well.
Debuting in the #4 spot with was the music drama “Beyond the Lights” with a paltry $6.5 million and rounding out the top five was the thriller “Gone Girl” which continues to be a force to reckon with, adding another $4.7 million to its gross.
This weekend will prove to be an interesting one as the first part of the final chapter of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” arrives in multiplexes. I’m sure the debut will smash some box-office numbers with Thanksgiving right around the corner.