An assault of new cinema couldn’t make “Gone Girl” disappear from a tip of a box-office charts.
The David Fincher-directed thriller was a highest-grossing film in a U.S. for a second weekend in a row, violence out anticipation journey “Dracula Untold,” Disney’s “Alexander and a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Judge.”
“Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, warranted a studio-estimated $26.8 million in sheet sales from a U.S. and Canada by Sunday. That represents a small 29% dump from a opening final week, interjection to substantial word-of-mouth and generally certain reviews from critics.
The twist-filled film formed on a novel by Gillian Flynn has taken in $78.3 million in domestic sheet sales so far, if estimates hold.
The scarcely $27-million weekend from “Gone Girl” was adequate to reason off Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s “Dracula Untold,” a chronological take on a vampire legend.
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The PG-13-rated film grossed $23.5 million in a U.S. and Canada in a initial 3 days in theaters, commanding analysts’ expectations going into a weekend with a assistance of pricier Imax showings.
Starring Luke Evans and destined by Gary Shore, “Dracula Untold” follows a mutation of a accursed Vlad a Impaler into a famed blood-thirsty monster. It cost about $70 million to make.
As expected, a action-adventure’s assembly lopsided male, with group accounting for 57% of a gross. Still, a interest of Luke Evans, who formerly starred in movement cinema including “The Raven” and “Immortals,” helped expostulate women to a multiplex as well, according to Nikki Rocco, conduct of domestic placement during Universal.
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The film also had a substantial pull with non-white consumers. The assembly was 31% Hispanic and 24% African American.
“Dracula done a really good showing,” Rocco said. “We’re really pleased, and we’re happy for a altogether weekend.”
Families incited out for “Alexander and a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” formed on a children’s book by Judith Viorst. The live-action film starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner non-stop with $19.1 million in sheet sales, roughly in line with expectations.
Warner Bros.’ $50-million courtroom play “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, did not transport as good during a swarming weekend as adult audiences continued flocking to “Gone Girl.” It grossed a unsatisfactory $13.3 million.
“The Judge” finished adult in fifth place, behind Warner Bros.’ possess “Annabelle” — a spin-off from a 2013 fear strike “The Conjuring.”
The studio targeted comparison moviegoers with this film. About 50% of a assembly was over 50 years old, and 71% was comparison than 35.
Dan Fellman, boss of domestic placement during Warner Bros., pronounced a film’s box-office formula came adult short, though a studio is anticipating a grown-ups will eventually spin out. Those who saw “The Judge” seemed to like it, giving it a class of A-minus according to polling film CinemaScore.
“I consider a world-of-mouth we’re removing should keep us flattering fast in a marketplace,” Fellman said.
“Annabelle” combined $16.4 million to a total, dropping 56% from a strong opening weekend. Compared to other fear films, that represents a important hold, generally with a new abnormal foe from “Dracula Untold,” Fellman said.
The creepy film that takes a name from a condemned doll of a strange film has hauled in some-more than $62 million domestically so far, after costing only $6.5 million to produce.
“Addicted,” a thriller targeted essentially to African American women, managed to sum $7.6 million and land in seventh place during a box office, notwithstanding opening in only 846 theaters.
The formula were most aloft than anticipated, and a entrance depends as a latest feat to come from Lionsgate’s partnership with Jeff Clanagan’s CodeBlack Enterprises. The movie, formed on a novel by Zane, is approaching to run in some-more than 1,000 locations subsequent weekend.
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