‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Friday With $14.2 Mil on Its Way to $36 Mil Weekend

Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way.

Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which is headed for $34 million-plus. Friday projections for “Dumb and Dumber To” fell short as they had indicated that the pic could earn as much as $40 million.

“Dumb and Dumber To,” which comes two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ “Dumb and Dumber” hasn’t fared as well with critics, earning a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The sequel is sure to overtake the original pic, which opened to $16.4 million. But its overall haul will be tough to beat as “Dumb and Dumber” made $127.2 million ($247.3 million worldwide).

The Farrelly brothers’ comedy debuts at a time when the market is saturated with adult dramas. Fox’s “Let’s Be Cops,” which has grossed $82.2 million ($120.2 million worldwide) since opening in mid-August, was the last wide-release comedy targeting adults. While the raunchy cop comedy was rated R, “Dumb and Dumber To” will reach a wider demographic with a PG-13 rating.

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” earned $8 million on Friday, landing in third just behind “Interstellar.” The animated action-comedy looks to double that figure on Saturday to haul $34 million-plus and jump up to second place by Sunday. That would raise its cume to an estimated $110 million.

Also in its second weekend, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” was runner-up on Friday with $8.3 million. Despite its strong Friday showing, the sci-fi epic is headed for a $29 million weekend, giving it a third place finish overall.

This marks a 40% decline and would raise the Paramount pic’s cume to north of $97 million in its first 12 days.

“Interstellar” has also been taking off in foreign markets, having earned $14.1 million on Thursday to boost its international cume to $135.5 million, which is on par with “Inception” and “Gravity.”

Newcomer “Beyond the Lights” launched to fourth on Friday with $2.3 million. It’s on pace for a $7 million weekend. Relativity’s romancer, which carries a small $7 million budget, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver and Danny Glover. The film earned an impressive 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Gone Girl” rounded out the top five with $1.4 million. The Fox thriller looks to finish its seventh weekend with $4.5 million. The Ben Affleck starrer will have hauled more than $152 million by Sunday, making it the year’s 13th highest-grossing film.

More Film

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • Matt Damon Boston Marathon documentary

    Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Toronto Film Festival

    Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Sicario 2

    'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

  • Silk movie

    Spider-Man's 'Silk,' a Korean-American Superhero, Gets Her Own Movie

    “Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way. Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content