October 6, 2014 by Paul Curtin
With September being a record-breaking month for low attendance at the box office, David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel did its part this weekend and helped bring viewers back to theaters with a very strong $37.5 mil debut.
While Ben Affleck’s impressive performance was enough to win the box office, Annabelle, the prequel to last year’s The Conjuring, did her best to try and spoil Batman’s latest thriller by pulling in only $378,854 short of Gone Girl and landing the number two spot over the weekend.
God knows who would want to to see Left Behind, but Nick Cage’s latest biblical disaster movie (or disaster of a movie) still somehow managed to pick up $6.3 mil in scraps and land in sixth place after being torn apart by critics (currently 2% on Rotten Tomatoes).
Here are the numbers for the top five of the domestic box office over the weekend via BOM:
- Gone Girl — Weekend Gross: $37.5 million — Total Gross: $37.5 million (new)
- Annabelle — Weekend Gross: $37.1 million — Total Gross: $37.1 million (new)
- The Equalizer— Weekend Gross: $18.8 million — Total Gross: $64.2 million (#1 last week)
- The Boxtrolls — Weekend Gross: $11.9 million — Total Gross: $32.1 million (#3 last week)
- The Maze Runner — Weekend Gross: $11.6 million — Total Gross: $73.6 million (new)