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‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Annabelle’ finished in first and second place respectively at the box office, after both newcomers slogged it out in a very close match for the top spot over the weekend. Both newcomers are hotly tipped to rake in audiences over the next couple of weeks. ‘Gone Girl’ starring Ben Affleck is at the top of the domestic box office with an estimated $38 million. Internationally, the mystery thriller scored $24.6 million, bringing its worldwide cume to $62.6 million. Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, the film unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.

Check out the trailer for ‘Gone Girl’: 

Ben Affleck’s 'Gone Girl' Score Big at the Box Office

Ben Affleck’s ‘Gone Girl’ Score Big at the Box Office

This is an absolute must see marking one of Affleck’s best performances to date. Rottentomatoes.com dished out a fresh score saying that the film is “Dark, intelligent, and stylish to a fault, Gone Girl plays to director David Fincher’s sick strengths while bringing the best out of stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.” Can’t wait to see this one geeks!

The “The Conjuring” spin-off “Annabelle” almost won the fight over the weekend with an estimated $37.2 million. This is yet another huge win for small budget horror films, with “Annabelle” clocking in at the box office on a shoestring budget of just $6.5 million. Warner Bros. is smiling all the way to the bank with another successful small budget release.

'Annabelle'

‘Annabelle’

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Denzel Washington’s actioner “The Equalizer” slips down two places from last week to take the third spot with $19 million. Animated family movie “The Boxtrolls” takes fourth with $12.4 million, followed by “The Maze Runner” with approximately $12 million in its third week at the box office.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Gone Girl” – $38 million
  2. “Annabelle” – $37.2 million
  3. “The Equalizer” – $19 million
  4. “The Boxtrolls” – $12.4 million
  5. “The Maze Runner” – $12 million
  6. “Left Behind” – $6.9 million
  7. “This Is Where I Leave You” – $4 million
  8. “Dolphin Tale 2” – $3.5 million
  9. “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $3 million
  10. “No Good Deed” – $2.5 million