Comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels makes a strong start in US cinemas
Dumb And Dumber To has debuted at Number One at the US box office.
The Farrelly Brothers’ comedy sequel reuniting original Dumb And Dumber stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels raked in an estimated $38 million (£24 million) over its opening weekend, reports THR, to dethrone last week’s Number One film, Disney’s computer-animated action-comedy Big Hero 6. Peter and Bobby Farrelly shot the sequel last year on an estimated $40 million (£25 million) budget.
Dumb And Dumber To arrives 20 years after the original Dumb And Dumber film, which starred Carrey and Daniels as dimwitted friends on a road trip. A prequel called Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd followed in 2003 but did not feature the original stars or any involvement from the Farrelly Brothers.
The sequel’s cast also includes Kathleen Turner, The Walking Dead‘s Laurie Holden and Brady Bluhm, who appeared in the original film as Billy in 4C, the blind boy to whom Harry and Lloyd sold their headless bird, Petey. Jennifer Lawrence shot a cameo for Dumb And Dumber To but her scene was cut from the final film at the Hunger Games actress’s request.
Dumb And Dumber To is set to open in UK cinemas on December 19.