The Universe is Full of Wonders

d8ed22ee860790f58ad96cf0266b861457b9c7ed… and one of the biggest wonders of all is that Big Hero 6 overtook Interstellar at the box-office this weekend, $56.2 million to $50 million. (Fold in the returns from Interstellar‘s exclusive IMAX run last Wednesday and Thursday, and it’s still only $52.15 million.)

Y’know, maybe it’s not that big a surprise. Disney’s animated superhero charmer is almost half the length of Christopher Nolan’s cosmic odyssey, and the 3D price tag on most Big Hero 6 tickets must have helped as well. (Interstellar is playing some large-format and digital IMAX engagements, but most of its run is in good ol’ 2D.)

Somewhat amazingly, even though it’s been playing for six weeks, Gone Girl crept back into third place with $6.1 million — a modest take, with the top two splitting more than $100 million, but enough to pull ahead of Ouija‘s $6 million and St. Vincent‘s $5.7 million. David Fincher must be very happy.

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