With kids out of school for Veterans Day, the Marvel-inspired ‘Big Hero 6’ earns a massive $10.5 million, pushing the animated feature’s domestic total to $71.9 million.
With kids out of school for Veterans Day, Disney’s Big Hero 6 earned a massive $10.5 million yesterday, pushing the Marvel-inspired feature’s domestic total to $71.9 million in its first five days of release.
The film screened in 3,761 theaters with an average of $2,794 per location.
Internationally, Big Hero 6 has been rolling out since October 25, when the animated blockbuster first landed in Russia. Playing in eight territories so far, Big Hero 6 has earned an early foreign total of $23 million for a worldwide total of $94.9 million.
Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, Big Hero 6 is a superhero origin story centered on robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter), who's growing up in San Fransokyo, a mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo set in the near future. He hangs out with his tech-savvy friends -- adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago (Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (Damon Wayans, Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (T.J. Miller) -- and an inflatable compassionate healthcare companion robot named Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit). When the group discovers a plot to destroy the city using a swarm of 20 million microbots, designed by Hiro and controlled by neuro-cranial transmitters, they band together to defeat the nefarious plan and set things right.
Costing $165 million to produce, Big Hero 6 made $56.2 million over its debut weekend. It was the second-highest animated opening of the year, behind Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie ($69 million) and ahead of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($49.5 million).
Last year’s Frozen opened to $67.4 million for its debut weekend and went on to earn $400.7 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.