'Big Hero 6' edges out 'Interstellar' at the box office

November 12, 2014 5:13 PM

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It was by no means a crash landing, but Christopher Nolan's aggressively promoted "Interstellar" had some engine trouble nonetheless, losing the weekend box-office race to the animated "Big Hero 6."

Based on an obscure Marvel comic series and backed by a similarly omnipresent marketing campaign, "Big Hero 6" took in $56.2 million at North American theaters, according to Rentrak, which compiles box-office data. Disney spent $165 million to make the movie, which received reviews that were 91 perc...

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