Twenty years after Dumb and Dumber introduced audiences to two guys named Harry and Lloyd – and the most annoying sound in the world – the long-awaited (?) sequel has finally hit theatres. Dumb and Dumber To opened to an estimated $14.2 million on Friday, which puts the comedy on track for between $30 and $35 million through Sunday. That’s in line with expectations for the Universal release, though the weekend is still too close to call in the comedy’s favor. Both Big Hero 6 and Interstellar saw strong holds on Friday, and the animated Disney pic is also tracking in the $30 million range for its sophomore frame.
Details and Friday’s top five after the jump.
The weekend’s only other major new release was Beyond the Lights, which opened in 1,789 locations. The pop-star drama took in an estimated $2.3 million and will struggle to hit the $8 -$10 million that was projected. In terms of the specialty market, this weekend will be especially busy, including the expansion of Birdman (857 locations) and the debuts of Rosewater (357 locations) and Saving Christmas – the latest Christian-themed feature from Kirk Cameron (410 locations).
We’ll have complete details on the weekend’s tomorrow.
|1.||Dumb and Dumber To||$14,200,000||$14.2|
|3.||Big Hero 6||$8,011,000||$83.6|
|4.||Beyond the Lights||$2,300,000||$2.3|