Dumb and Dumber To has finished in the top spot for Friday’s box office. It isn’t a huge surprise — despite critics panning the sequel, Friday is a huge night for teens to go and see the latest film, so the fact that it placed in the top spot was bound to happen.
According to Forbes, the Universal comedy opened with $14.2 million for Friday.
The long-awaited sequel follows Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) 20 years after their first road trip adventure. This time around, instead of chasing Lloyd’s dream woman, the now middle-aged men are chasing Harry’s daughter. As Harry finds out, not only is he a “new” father, but his daughter — who he had no clue about — was given up for adoption. To Lloyd’s delight she’s a total babe, so he’s more than happy to follow along.
According to Forbes if Friday’s numbers are any indication, Dumb and Dumber To is going to pull in a sizeable return for Universal.
“The picture cost $40m to produce and should get awfully close to that number by the end of Sunday, give or take front-loading. The film should end the frame with over/under $40m for the weekend.”
That said, the ticket price adjustments that happened between the two sequels is also worth noting, seeing as back in 1994 it cost an estimated $4.18 per ticket as opposed to present day cost of $8.12.
We might see some fans fall off if anyone is paying attention to the reviews. As the Inquisitr recently reported, most critics aren’t digging Dumb and Dumber To.
The New York Daily News gave a harsh review, “If Carrey seems stuck in time, churning out weird faces that no longer amuse, then Daniels’ open-mouthed buffoonery is truly wasted. In the first film, it was hard to see the guy from ‘Purple Rose of Cairo’ in Harry’s shaggy foolishness; now, the guy from ‘The Newsroom’ similarly disappears, but the film lets him down.”
While Entertainment Weekly’s critic said their desperation to be funny was apparent.
“The occasional clever sight gag proves the Farrellys are down but not quite out… But the material feels more desperate than funny… Carrey and Daniels are forced to wring this middling material so hard they must have calluses.”
Here’s what some of the fans are saying.
Dumb and dumber to was hilarious
— KING (@King_Alex5) November 15, 2014
#dumbanddumberto what a waste of a movie!!!!!
— Dayne (@DayneWgill) November 15, 2014
@mirnsan1 so Dumb and Dumber To is worth watching IMO, not as funny as the first but still hilarious. Humor is still on point
— Hugo Gomez (@hugo_gomez03) November 15, 2014
“Dumb and Dumber To” is really a dumb movie. What a waste.
— D E V I A N T _. J. (@JoyTSimmons) November 15, 2014
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