Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Barely Beats Big Hero 6 on Friday

With Friday estimates being reported, we have a better idea that despite some (including’s Weekend Warrior) thinking the Nolan movie might win the weekend, it’s not that likely. 

Interstellar took in an estimated $17 million on Friday (which includes the $2.7 million in Thursday night screenings that were originally reported as Thursday box office) to Big Hero 6‘s $15.8 million (which does include $1.4 million in previews).

Traditionally, family films like the animated superhero flick do better on Saturday, which means that Big Hero 6 will probably have a nice Saturday bump that will likely put it ahead of Interstellar for the weekend.

Going by the Friday estimates, we can see Big Hero 6 winning the weekend with $55 million compared to Interstellar‘s $44 to $47 million, the latter also receiving a fair “B+” CinemaScore compared to the former’s solid “A.”

Check back tomorrow for‘s full box office report.