For the second weekend in a row, David Fincher’s mystery thriller Gone Girl leads the weekend box office charts while bringing in $26.8 million over the last two days. Just like last week, where it was closely trailed by the horror film Annabelle, Gone Girl has the new release Dracula Untold hot on its tail – despite overwhelming hate from film critics.
If you felt bad that Walt Disney went a week without a movie in the top five, fear not! For they are back with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day taking the number three spot and grossing $19.1 million for the company. While it has about to much to do with the book it is based on as 2013’s World War Z had to do with its, the film has undeniable charm, it’s helmed by the super talented Steve Carrel, and has received mostly positive reviews from critics. Besides, who doesn’t love a PG movie that features strippers and drug use. Wait, what?
Oddly enough, movie goers are starting to get bored with a horror film that features a doll doing basically nothing, and Annebelle has dropped 50% of it’s gross revenue compared to last weekend and slipped to the fourth spot. Like I said last week, this is the month of horror films, and every week one is going to come along and bump the previous one down a notch. Because who actually wants to watch a horror movie more than once?
The Judge, which was reviewed by our very own Crystal Black, debuted at an impressive $13.3 million for the weekend, squeezing its way into the top 5 just ahead of the free falling Denzel Washington film, The Equilizer.
Despite opening in less than 400 theaters nationwide, the documentary Meet The Mormons, which aims to take down the stereotypical view the nation has on the religion and its followers, brought in an astonishing $7.6 million or $11,041 per theater. To put that into perspective, Gone Girl brought in a little over $8,100 per theater.
It was a sad weekend for box office reviews everywhere, as the popular box office tracking site boxofficemojo.com has officially died after 15 years and all links are being redirected to its parent company, IMDB. See the full report on our sister site, TechAeris, and mourn the event by burning a poster for Let’s Be Cops.