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Disney's 'Big Hero 6' wins weekend over 'Interstellar'

Disney's 'Big Hero 6' wins weekend over 'Interstellar'

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” soared past Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” at the box office this weekend, as both big-budget films had strong launches.

According to studio estimates, the animated action comedy grossed $56.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, edging out Nolan’s space drama. “Interstellar” pulled in $52.2 million, which covers the film’s early limited release on Tuesday evening and wide release on Friday.

If the early estimates hold up, for only the fourth time in history two films grossed more than $50 million apiece in their shared opening weekend, as had been