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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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4:58PM on 11/17/2014
24% RT and only a B cinescore? Well, I guess I won't waste my money seeing that movie, said the idiot who gives a shit shit about either of those.
24% RT and only a B cinescore? Well, I guess I won't waste my money seeing that movie, said the idiot who gives a shit shit about either of those.
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3:57PM on 11/17/2014

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8:29AM on 11/17/2014

HUH?!?

So we have Interstellar, Big Hero ^, Rosewater, Birdman, etc etc and the #1 Movie in this country is "Dumb and Dumber 2: the Cash Grab"? Sorry no way I would pay 15.00 to see a sequel that was not needed and by all accounts not even that funny.
So we have Interstellar, Big Hero ^, Rosewater, Birdman, etc etc and the #1 Movie in this country is "Dumb and Dumber 2: the Cash Grab"? Sorry no way I would pay 15.00 to see a sequel that was not needed and by all accounts not even that funny.
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9:40AM on 11/17/2014
Then go to a matinee, it's cheaper
Then go to a matinee, it's cheaper
9:40AM on 11/17/2014
Then go to a matinee, it's cheaper
Then go to a matinee, it's cheaper
10:14AM on 11/17/2014
Or one that's running at 24% on RT with a B- audience review.
Or one that's running at 24% on RT with a B- audience review.
1:01AM on 11/17/2014
Dumb and Dumber To was such a surprise. Really damn funny. My theatre loved it. There were a few jokes that missed but overall really good. Doesn't beat the original but a much much better sequel than Anchorman's and The Hangover travesties.
Dumb and Dumber To was such a surprise. Really damn funny. My theatre loved it. There were a few jokes that missed but overall really good. Doesn't beat the original but a much much better sequel than Anchorman's and The Hangover travesties.
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7:43PM on 11/16/2014

Dumb and Dumber To was fucking hysterical!!!!!!

I thought I would never say this, but this film is actually better than the first. I thought that I would kind of like it, but not as much as the original because I've seen it so many times and could quote the entire film, verbatim. But Everyone involved with this film did a perfect job of reminding us about the original while still giving us a fresh new story. I literally cried 3 times during the film. Then a friend called me to talk about the film and we stood up for hours talking about the
I thought I would never say this, but this film is actually better than the first. I thought that I would kind of like it, but not as much as the original because I've seen it so many times and could quote the entire film, verbatim. But Everyone involved with this film did a perfect job of reminding us about the original while still giving us a fresh new story. I literally cried 3 times during the film. Then a friend called me to talk about the film and we stood up for hours talking about the film as if we had seen it hundreds of times. Fucking Awesome!!
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8:03PM on 11/16/2014
Yeah it was funny at times, but better than the original? I'd have to disagree, but everyone has their own opinion.
Yeah it was funny at times, but better than the original? I'd have to disagree, but everyone has their own opinion.
6:25PM on 11/16/2014
Dumb and Dumber To was actually very surprisingly funny. Was laughing so hard at points, I had tears in my eyes and the guys chemistry was definitely still there. Noticed the sequel missed the classic quotes between the main funny scenes I found (ie. big gulps eh, welp cyea later), but it was really a satisfying sequel.
Also caught Insterstellar today which completely blew me away. Quite a feat visually and just the information theoretical physicists work on to prove is astounding.
Dumb and Dumber To was actually very surprisingly funny. Was laughing so hard at points, I had tears in my eyes and the guys chemistry was definitely still there. Noticed the sequel missed the classic quotes between the main funny scenes I found (ie. big gulps eh, welp cyea later), but it was really a satisfying sequel.
Also caught Insterstellar today which completely blew me away. Quite a feat visually and just the information theoretical physicists work on to prove is astounding.
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5:19PM on 11/16/2014

interstellar!

3more times!

BEST FILM EVER!!!!

this will win the big 6!!
3more times!

BEST FILM EVER!!!!

this will win the big 6!!
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10:42PM on 11/16/2014
Ugh, I walked into it after seeing the fun as hell John Wick, and couldn't take 5 minutes. Seriously, I have no idea how you sit through it twice. All the crying, leaving, failing, aging, and Matt Damon as the unibomber....It was cool once for the VFX, but I couldn't do it (even for free).
Ugh, I walked into it after seeing the fun as hell John Wick, and couldn't take 5 minutes. Seriously, I have no idea how you sit through it twice. All the crying, leaving, failing, aging, and Matt Damon as the unibomber....It was cool once for the VFX, but I couldn't do it (even for free).
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5:10PM on 11/16/2014

lol

stephen hawking biopic the theroy of everything was "wheeled" onto 41 screens..
stephen hawking biopic the theroy of everything was "wheeled" onto 41 screens..
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5:12PM on 11/16/2014
classic!
classic!
4:09PM on 11/16/2014
Johnny-come-lately here took kids to Big Hero 6 this morning. Good stuff.
Johnny-come-lately here took kids to Big Hero 6 this morning. Good stuff.
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3:07PM on 11/16/2014
Johnny-come-lately here took kids to Big Hero 6 this morning. Good stuff.
Johnny-come-lately here took kids to Big Hero 6 this morning. Good stuff.
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2:36PM on 11/16/2014
I had a good time with Dumb and Dumber To, and it seemed the audience I was with did too. Not quite on par with the first, but I never thought it could be. Critic ratings for comedies are always so hard to judge. Heck, the original Dumb and Dumber only has a rotten tomatoes score in the 60's, and I think it's one of the best comedies of all time.
I also what to point out I still think Jeff Daniels is one of the more under-appreciated actors working today. With a week that gave us the return of
I had a good time with Dumb and Dumber To, and it seemed the audience I was with did too. Not quite on par with the first, but I never thought it could be. Critic ratings for comedies are always so hard to judge. Heck, the original Dumb and Dumber only has a rotten tomatoes score in the 60's, and I think it's one of the best comedies of all time.
I also what to point out I still think Jeff Daniels is one of the more under-appreciated actors working today. With a week that gave us the return of The Newsroom and the Dumb and Dumber sequel, I'm just amazed with his range from comedy to drama.
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9:17PM on 11/16/2014
Critics are harsher these days too especially with comedies. I still haven't seen it yet but it is good to see the people on this site thought it was hilarious which usually means I will like it.
Critics are harsher these days too especially with comedies. I still haven't seen it yet but it is good to see the people on this site thought it was hilarious which usually means I will like it.
2:04PM on 11/16/2014
Dumb and Dumber To was a laugh riot. The crowds were really into it, and I'm glad, even after 20 years, these characters can still draw a box office topping film.
Dumb and Dumber To was a laugh riot. The crowds were really into it, and I'm glad, even after 20 years, these characters can still draw a box office topping film.
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1:49PM on 11/16/2014
Enjoyed Dumb and Dumber To and thought it was mildly funny with some really great moments, but sadly not enough. If anything it was just nice to see Carrey and Daniels back on screen together again with one another after the long wait.

Excited to see Foxcatcher after hearing nothing but great things about it and also excited to see Mockingjay this weekend as well.
Enjoyed Dumb and Dumber To and thought it was mildly funny with some really great moments, but sadly not enough. If anything it was just nice to see Carrey and Daniels back on screen together again with one another after the long wait.

Excited to see Foxcatcher after hearing nothing but great things about it and also excited to see Mockingjay this weekend as well.
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8:17PM on 11/16/2014
Hey, I finally got around to seeing John Wick, and it was spectacular. I finally see why you thought Keanu could pull off Dr Strange, but to be honest, after watching Wick I thought he'd make a perfect Deadshot (since we were talking about who could star in it last week).

Can't believe how good he was in that film.....
Hey, I finally got around to seeing John Wick, and it was spectacular. I finally see why you thought Keanu could pull off Dr Strange, but to be honest, after watching Wick I thought he'd make a perfect Deadshot (since we were talking about who could star in it last week).

Can't believe how good he was in that film.....
8:42AM on 11/17/2014
Yeah, John Wick was a lot of fun. Glad to read that you enjoyed it.
Yeah, John Wick was a lot of fun. Glad to read that you enjoyed it.
1:41PM on 11/16/2014

Bring Birdman up, people!

It is an masterpiece in film making with two great performances: Keaton and Norton. Personally, I think Norton was better....not to say Keaton was bad...he was amazing too. The supporting actor race is already has two amazing performances with Norton and Simmons for whiplash.
It is an masterpiece in film making with two great performances: Keaton and Norton. Personally, I think Norton was better....not to say Keaton was bad...he was amazing too. The supporting actor race is already has two amazing performances with Norton and Simmons for whiplash.
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1:52PM on 11/16/2014
Agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. I hope Birdman gets recognized come awards time and I think the Best Supporting Actor award this year is either going to Norton or Simmons. No one else in any other film this year has come close to each one of their performances (at least in my opinion).
Agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. I hope Birdman gets recognized come awards time and I think the Best Supporting Actor award this year is either going to Norton or Simmons. No one else in any other film this year has come close to each one of their performances (at least in my opinion).
2:22PM on 11/16/2014
Correction, after seeing Fury twice, I would easily put Shia LaBeouf in the running for a Best Supporting Actor Nomination as well.
Correction, after seeing Fury twice, I would easily put Shia LaBeouf in the running for a Best Supporting Actor Nomination as well.
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