LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Big Hero 6," Walt Disney Co's animated superhero film featuring a flying robot, clocked $56.2 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the box office this weekend, outdoing director Christopher Nolan's space adventure "Interstellar".
"Interstellar," starring Matthew McConaughey, opened on Wednesday and recorded $50 million over the three days from Friday through Sunday, and $52.2 million over its five-day run.
"Gone Girl," director David Fincher's hit starring Ben Affleck as a husband accused of murdering his wife, was third with $6.1 million in ticket sales, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.
It has taken in more than $145 million since opening on Oct. 3.
"Interstellar," was distributed by Paramount, a unit of Viacom. Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox, released "Gone Girl".
(Reporting By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud; Editing by Susan Fenton)