In its sophomore frame, Big Hero 6 surrendered its position atop the American box office to Dumb and Dumber To. Nevertheless the Disney feature raked in a robust $36 million (estimated), easing just 35.9%, similar to Wreck-It Ralph’s 32.7% second weekend drop, and a much better hold than the second frames of Frozen (-53.1%) and Tangled(-55.7%). Big Hero 6 has grossed $111.7 million in two U.S. weeks. It also added $11.9 million internationally, lifting its foreign total to $36.7M. Global gross stands at $148.4 million.

Meanwhile DreamWorks launched Penguins of Madagascar in its first territory: China. The film earned $11.3 million, good for second place behind Interstellar. The debut trails the 2014 Chinese launches of both Rio 2 ($13M) and Despicable Me 2 ($15.4M), and it also pales in comparison to the $26.3 million launch of How to Train Your Dragon 2 in China. It did, however, top the $7.9 million debut of DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

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