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THEATERS TO DUMB DOWN AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty years after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels teamed up with the Farrelly Brothers to make the original Dumb and Dumber, they’ve done so again — with probably the same result: big box office and lousy reviews. Analysts figure that Dumb and Dumber To will pull in around $35 million this weekend, but will be in a tight race for first place against Big Hero 6 and Interstellar, which are expected to earn a similar amount. Analysts are giving the second week of Hero a slight edge. A second new film, the drama Beyond the Lights, opens in fewer than 2,000 theaters and will likely earn around $10 million. On Thursday online ticket seller Fandango said that Dumber was by far the top seller and noted that 86 percent of the people it surveyed said that they had been looking forward to the sequel since the original film was released. The industry will also be keeping an eye on a number of films in limited release that have generated much advanced positive buzz. They include Jon Stewart’s Rosewater and the festival favorites Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, and The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swank.