Box Office Report
This weekends US box office saw three new entries in the top five, while David Fincher's Gone Girl remained on top for the second week running.
The Ben Affleck starring Gone Girl had a second successful week at the box office, despite competition from multiple new entries. The film, which is based upon the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, earned $26.4 million at the weekend. This was a 29% drop from the previous weekend, but the film has still managed to earn $77.8 million in its two week run. Strong reviews, good word of mouth and massively popular source material have seen to Gone Girl's success.
Dracula Untold was this weeks highest new entry, in second place, and took a reasonable $23.5 million in it's opening weekend. The film, which tells of Dracula's early years, has received a mixed response from critics and audiences, while next weekends numbers could well tell us more about how well the film will fair in the long run.
Contender for the longest name ever given to a film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day finished the weekend in third with $18.3 million. The Disney comedy's budget of $28 million will likely be recouped, unless it takes a significant drop in the next few weeks.
The spin-off to The Conjuring, Annabelle, fell two places to fourth this weekend, taking a 57% drop while earning $15.8 million. Despite the drop, Annabelle has a domestic total of $61.6 million and is doing solid work for a film with a no name cast and is largely living off the success of it's predecessor, The Conjuring.
The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. among a very talented supporting cast, was perhaps the weekends biggest disappointment. The Judge earned $13.1 million at the weekend, and despite solid reviews, will be seen as something of a flop for all involved. No wonder Downey Jr. is in talks for another major payday with Marvel and Captain America 3.
Source: Box Office Mojo