Despite efforts from newcomers to dethrone the Ben Affleck starring flick, “Gone Girl” confidently rose above the competition by adding an estimated $26.8 million in its second week to retain the top spot. Based on a book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, the movie raked in a total of $78.2 million. “Gone Girl” dusted off “Dracula Untold” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” who had to settle for second and third place respectively.
Universal’s “Dracula Untold” opened with a respectable $23.5 million. Luke Evans (“Fast & Furious 6”,” Immortals”) stars in the action horror movie, which tells the origin story of the man who became Dracula. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” also posted a strong debut with an estimated $19.1 million. The Disney film follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Last week’s second placed contender “Annabelle” slips down to the fourth spot with approximately $16.4 million. The creepy horror flick about a haunted doll that cost only $6.5 million to produce, has already raked in $62.1 million so far. The top 5 is rounded up with Robert Downey Jr.‘s “The Judge” which debuts to a disappointing $13.3 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Gone Girl” – $26.8 million
- “Dracula Untold” – $23.5 million
- “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” – $19.1 million
- “Annabelle” – $16.4 million
- “The Judge” – $13.3 million
- “The Equalizer” – $9.7 million
- “Addicted” – $7.6 million
- “The Maze Runner” – $7.5 million
- “The Boxtrolls” – $6.7 million
- “Left Behind” – $2.9 million