‘Gone Girl’ Nabs Top Box Office Spot; ‘Dracula’ And ‘Alexander’ Close Behind

By Alyssa Pereira

Though it’s a week old, Gone Girl managed to edge out four new movies to remain in the top spot this week. It fell only about 29% (compared to the average 40%-50% decline that most films experience.

Dracula Untold, the expected front-runner of the week, met an upsetting finish at under $25 million opening. As CNN.com points out, the film had everything going against it, from a mediocre plot to a lack of big stars in lead roles. In addition, Dracula wasn’t the only horror film at the box office.

However, it still performed strongly overseas, and has already recouped its $70 million budget.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day also premiered this week. Unlike Dracula, Alexander touted a strong cast of Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner and a strong plot based on the 1972 children’s book of the same name.

After a box office reign for most of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy finally fell out of the Top 10 into 12th place. It had been in the charts for the last 10 weeks or so, grossing up to $326 million as the most successful film of the year.

Full Box Office (via Box Office Mojo):

1. Gone Girl $26,800,000
2. Dracula Untold $23,457,000
3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day $19,100,000
4. Annabelle $16,365,000
5. The Judge $13,330,000
6. The Equalizer $9,725,000
7. Addicted $7,600,000
8. The Maze Runner $7,500,000
9. The Boxtrolls $6,676,000
10. Left Behind $2,909,000

 

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