'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' soar at box office

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'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' soar at box office
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 'Interstellar' premiere at the National Air and Space Museum on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves attend the "Interstellar" premiere on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Jessica Chastain attends the "Interstellar" premiere on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Anne Hathaway attends the "Interstellar" premiere on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Matthew McConaughey attends the "Interstellar" premiere on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Actor Matthew McConaughey, director Christopher Nolan, and producer Emma Thomas attend the 'Interstellar' premiere at the National Air and Space Museum on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 'Interstellar' premiere at the National Air and Space Museum on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 'Interstellar' premiere at the National Air and Space Museum on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Character Baymax during the Walt Disney Animation Studios'’ "“Big Hero 6"” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
From left to right, actor Ryan Potter, actress Maya Rudolph, actor Daniel Henney, actor Scott Adsit, actress Jamie Chung, actress Genesis Rodriguez, actor T.J. Miller, and actor Damon Wayans Jr. attend the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor T.J. Miller attends the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Producer Roy Conli, left, and writer Robert L. Baird attend the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Katie Lowes arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Rashida Jones attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Damon Wayans Jr. arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: T.J. Miller arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Ryan Potter arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Jonathan Bennett arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Jamie Chung arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Katie Lowes attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Yara Shahidi attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Katie Lowes attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Yara Shahidi attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Marcus Scribner attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Musicians Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Ryan Potter arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Genesis Rodriguez arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Actress Maya Rudolph attends the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor Ryan Potter attends the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor T.J. Miller and Kate Gorney attend the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor David Alan Grier, left, and actor Damon Wayans Jr. attend the premiere of the animated feature film "Big Hero 6" at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: T.J. Miller attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Bea Miller attends the Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitain Theater on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kevin Nealon and son Gable Nealon arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Big Hero 6' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the atmosphere during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the atmosphere during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Angela Bliss, Vice President of External Communications, Global Public Affairs at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts attends the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the atmosphere during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the atmosphere during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the atmosphere during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Characters Hiro and Baymax during the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” Premiere After Party at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A general view of the atmosphere during the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios? ?Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (Editors Note: images has been digitally manipulated) A general view of the atmosphere during the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios? ?Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: A general view of the atmosphere during the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Mario Lopez and daughter Gia Francesca Lopez arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot in black and white. Color version not available.) A general view of the atmosphere at the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
Actress Caitlin Carmichael poses on arrival for the premiere of Disney's 'Big Hero 6' in Hollywood, California on November 4, 2014. The film opens in theaters nationwide on November 7. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot in black and white. Color version not available.) A general view of the atmosphere at the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actors Genesis Rodriguez (L) and Damon Wayans Jr. attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actress Genesis Rodriguez attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actor Ryan Potter (R) with characters Hiro and Baymax attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actor Ryan Potter attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Ryan Potter (R) with characters Hiro and Baymax attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios John Lasseter (R) with character Baymax attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Musicians Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy with character Baymax (C) attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6' at El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of Marvel characters rocketed past a group of astronauts at the weekend box office.

Disney's animated adventure "Big Hero 6" debuted in first place with $56.2 million, while the Paramount and Warner Bros. space saga "Interstellar" launched in second place with $50 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Big Hero 6" centers on the inflatable robot Baymax and his prodigy pal Hiro from the Marvel comic book of the same name.

"Interstellar" stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as astronauts who venture to another galaxy in search of a new home for humanity.

This weekend marks the fourth time in box office history that a pair of films both opened with $50 million or above.

Box Office Top 3: 'Interstellar' Is Defeated by 'Big Hero 6'

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