‘Dumb and Dumber’ supplement outmuscles ‘Hero’ to win weekend box office

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Dumb and Dumber To”, a supplement to a 1994 comedy that lifted irrationality to an art form, led a U.S. and Canadian box bureau this weekend, holding in $38.1 million and outmuscling final week’s winner, “Big Hero 6.”

“Hero,” Walt Disney Co’s charcterised story of a child and his robot, staid for a tighten second with $36 million, according to estimates supposing by tracking organisation Rentrak.

Director Christopher Nolan’s space journey “Interstellar” collected $29.2 million for third place.

“Dumb and Dumber To” stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as dimwitted friends acid for a long-lost daughter of one of a buddies. The strange film, Dumb and Dumber,” was among 1994’s biggest hits, with $127.2 million in domestic sheet sales.

“We felt it was going to do over $30 million, though this is adjacent on $40 million,” pronounced Nikki Rocco, boss for domestic placement during Universal Pictures, a Comcast Corp section that expelled a film.

“The timing was right for a comedy of this nature, one with extended appeal,” Rocco added, observant a studio successfully broadened a film’s interest to racial audiences, with Hispanics creation adult 38 percent of sheet buyers.

“Big Hero 6,” that facilities a voices of Damon Wayans, Jr., James Cromwell and Maya Rudolph, has collected $111.7 million in a United States and Canada given opening on Nov. 7, for a tellurian sum of $148 million.

Disney pronounced a film helped propel a studio’s clever year during a box office. On Friday it surpassed $4 billion in tellurian sales for a second time in a history.

New recover “Beyond a Lights,” a story of a cocktail star struggling with a pressures of celebrity who falls in adore with a policeman, took fourth place with $6.5 million. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s third film follows well-received titles “Love Basketball” and “The Secret Life of Bees.”

“Gone Girl,” executive David Fincher’s box bureau strike starring Ben Affleck as a male suspected in his wife’s disappearance, dull out a tip 5 with $4.6 million, bringing a domestic transport to $152.7 million.

Paramount, a section of Viacom, distributed “Interstellar.” Independent studio Relativity expelled “Beyond a Lights.”

(Reporting By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud; Editing by Crispian Balmer and W Simon)

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