We told you yesterday that this weekend’s two big releases, Gone Girl and Annabelle, would come out strong but that David Fincher’s drama would come out on top. That’s exactly how it played out, though the estimates for the two films were much closer than expected. Annabelle, a prequel to last year’s The Conjuring, had a better Saturday hold than your typical horror franchise feature, earning an estimated $37.2 million for the three day frame. Fox’s Gone Girl estimate is only slightly higher at $38 million. This is good news for both films but great news for the box office, which is trying to bounce back from September’s near-record lows.
|5.||The Maze Runner||$12,000,000||$73.9|
|7.||This Is Where I Leave You||$4,000,000||$29|
|8.||Dolphin Tale 2||$3,530,000||$37.9|
|9.||Guardians of the Galaxy||$3,034,000||$323.3|
|10.||No Good Deed||$2,500,000||$50.1|
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