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Movies: ‘Gone Girl’ takes weekend gold once again, topping North American box office

It's another hit for David Fincher – his cinematic adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike



Ironically, Gone Girl is staying put.

The film – which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and is directed by David Fincher – earned $26.4 million (domestic) at the box office this past weekend, bringing its U.S. total to almost $78 million so far. Girl just beat out Dracula Untold, which took silver last weekend with $23.5 million.

“If there is one name that tends to get the attention of moviegoers everywhere, it is none other then David Fincher,” writes Moviepilot’s Tim Dunn, who lists off the director’s other high-profile cinematic hits like Se7en, The Social Network, and Fight Club (and I’d add The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

“With Fincher’s involvement, the movie has received great buzz since the release of Gone Girl‘s first trailer. So how does Gone Girl hold up to the director’s previous work? Answer: this thriller is up there with Fincher’s best.”

The family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner – opened in third place with $18.4 million domestically.

Here’s the full North American box office list for last weekend (October 10-12, 2014) via The Canadian Press:

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. “Gone Girl,” Fox, $26,406,134, 3,284 locations, $8,041 average, $77,887,324, 2 weeks.

2. “Dracula Untold,” Universal, $23,514,615, 2,887 locations, $8,145 average, $23,514,615, 1 week.

3. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” Disney, $18,360,230, 3,088 locations, $5,946 average, $18,360,230, 1 week.

4. “Annabelle,” Warner Bros., $15,855,329, 3,215 locations, $4,932 average, $61,645,901, 2 weeks.

5. “The Judge,” Warner Bros., $13,116,226, 3,003 locations, $4,368 average, $13,116,226, 1 week.

6. “The Equalizer,” Sony, $9,703,875, 3,117 locations, $3,113 average, $79,864,248, 3 weeks.

7. “Addicted,” Lionsgate, $7,485,346, 846 locations, $8,848 average, $7,485,346, 1 week.

8. “The Maze Runner,” Fox, $7,468,015, 3,072 locations, $2,431 average, $83,807,836, 4 weeks.

9. “The Boxtrolls,” Focus Features, $6,638,703, 3,270 locations, $2,030 average, $40,995,115, 3 weeks.

10. “Left Behind,” Freestyle Releasing, $2,834,919, 1,887 locations, $1,502 average, $10,845,791, 2 weeks.

11. “Meet the Mormons,” Purdie Distribution, $2,507,366, 317 locations, $7,910 average, $2,507,366, 1 week.

12. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Disney, $1,824,863, 1,291 locations, $1,414 average, $326,094,767, 11 week.

13. “This Is Where I Leave You,” Warner Bros., $1,568,065, 1,511 locations, $1,038 average, $32,038,945, 4 weeks.

14. “Dolphin Tale 2,” Warner Bros., $1,277,398, 1,505 locations, $849 average, $39,902,787, 5 weeks.

15. “Kill The Messenger,” Focus Features, $941,809, 374 locations, $2,518 average, $941,809, 1 week.

16. “No Good Deed,” Sony, $936,246, 801 locations, $1,169 average, $51,712,729, 5 weeks.

17. “The Good Lie,” Warner Bros., $535,466, 461 locations, $1,162 average, $1,688,189, 2 weeks.

18. “Bang Bang,” Fox International Productions, $499,182, 236 locations, $2,115 average, $2,248,354, 2 weeks.

19. “The Skeleton Twins,” Roadside Attractions, $423,381, 268 locations, $1,580 average, $4,227,442, 5 weeks.

20. “A Walk Among The Tombstones,” Universal, $390,745, 558 locations, $700 average, $25,704,880, 4 weeks.

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