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Big Hero 6 enjoys strong US box office debut

Published on: 10th November 2014

Big Hero 6 Walt Disney’s latest animated feature outperformed the Christopher Nolan space adventure Interstellar at the box office in an unofficial start to the American holiday season.Big-Hero-6-300

The film collected $56.2 million on its debut, beating projections. No film has had a better opening than Big Hero 6 since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pulled in $65.5 million on the weekend of August 8-10.

Big Hero 6 is based on an obscure Marvel Comics series and reinvents one of the hard-edged characters, the robot Baymax, into a lovable blimp-like sidekick. The film is a comedy adventure about the special bond between Hiro, a prodigy, and Baymax. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo, Hiro and his band of friends become a six-pronged group of high-tech heroes.

Bandai is the master toy partner for the Big Hero 6 property.

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