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Weekend Box Office Report: November 14-16, 2014

11.16.2014

Dumb wins teh boks offiss!

Low IQ laughs were the biggest draw for crowds this weekend, putting DUMB AND DUMBER TO at the top of the box office with an estimated $38 million!

The sequel reunited Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for more moronic antics a full two decades after the first DUMB AND DUMBER became a surprise smash (nearly $250 million worldwide). The follow-up marks the best opening weekend for a Carrey starring role since BRUCE ALMIGHTY ($67.9 million) way back in 2003.

Critics weren't especially amused by the return of the dimwits, giving DUMB AND DUMBER TO a 27% average on Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers also weren't exactly busting a gut at the crude humor, giving it a 'B-' CinemaScore and a 61% audience average on Rotten Tomatoes, which won't be great for word-of-mouth (although the sequel only reportedly cost around $40 million).

Slipping to second place was last weekend's champion BIG HERO 6 with $36 million (a 36% drop) as the family-friendly Disney 'toon soared past the $100 million mark. Director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi journey INTERSTELLAR landed in third with another $29.1 million, down around 38% from its opening. Matthew McConaughey's deep-space rocket has also collected an additional $224 million internationally for a $322 million worldwide total so far.

Opening in fourth place was the musical romance BEYOND THE LIGHTS with $6.5 million. Critics applauded the melodrama with a solid 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, with particular praise for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the movie's pop star, and crowds gave it an 'A' CinemaScore.

Still going strong in fifth place was David Fincher's GONE GIRL with $4.6 million, now up to an impressive $152.6 million domestic total. Bill Murray is also displaying some lasting power with the comedy ST. VINCENT, in sixth with $4 million and a $33.2 million total since first hitting limited release in early October.

Brad Pitt's FURY, Jake Gyllenhaal's NIGHTCRAWLER and the horror cheapie OUIJA were all down in the $3 million range, and Michael Keaton's acclaimed BIRDMAN flapped into the Top 10 for the first time as it expanded onto 857 screens.

Outside the chart, Keanu Reeves' JOHN WICK got blown off the list with Disney's ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY and THE BOOK OF LIFE. Jon Stewart's directing debut ROSEWATER opened on 371 screens for $1.2 million, while the limited release of his former "The Daily Show" correspondent Steve Carell's wrestling drama FOXCATCHER pulled in an athletic $48k per-screen average. And the Stephen Hawking biopic THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING was wheeled onto 41 screens and crossed $1 million.

Next weekend has only one major release as Jennifer Lawrence begins her fight with the Capitol in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT. 1.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Dumb and Dumber To $38 M
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2. Big Hero 6 $36 M $111.6 M
3. Interstellar $29.1 M $97.8 M
4. Beyond the Lights $6.5 M
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5. Gone Girl $4.6 M $152.6 M
6. St. Vincent $4 M $33.2 M
7. Fury $3.8 M $75.9 M
8. Nightcrawler $3 M $25 M
9. Ouija $3 M $48.1 M
10. Birdman $2.4 M $11.5 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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