Box Office


fury-102014.jpg Though it was far from a blockbuster opening, "Fury" ended up atop the box office with a strong $23 million, knocking "Gone Girl" out of the top slot after the David Fincher thriller held the position for the two previous weekends. Also opening over the weekend was "The Book of Life," an animated family film that brought in a so-so $17 million at 3,070 total theaters.

Fury-101614.jpg After two weekends of "Gone Girl" leading the way, Brad Pitt's World War II drama "Fury" looks to have an excellent shot to make it to the top of the box office, extending Pitt's streak of strong performing R-rated dramas in recent years. Also getting launched this weekend will be animated "The Book of Life," though a subdued weekend seems likely for the Fox release.

Gonegirl-101314.jpg Even with a surprisingly strong opening weekend from "Dracula Untold," David Fincher's acclaimed thriller "Gone Girl" landed back atop the box office charts this weekend, grossing a very strong $26 million in second-weekend revenue. Meanwhile, "Dracula Untold" shrugged off some of the recent struggles of the horror-fantasy genre, hauling in $23 million in opening revenue.

Alexander-100914.jpg In a busy week for new releases, PG family comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" looks poised to potentially topple "Gone Girl" and become the top movie of the weekend, though it will likely be a close call up at the top.

GoneGirl-100614.jpg With a very strong $12,600 per venue and $38 million overall, R-rated thriller "Gone Girl" was able to ride good buzz to the top of the charts, barely surpassing an impressive $37 million opening for horror flick "Annabelle." Thanks to strong opening totals for the top two releases, the weekend ended up being the first since the middle of June to have two movies open to more than $35 million.

gonegirl-100214.jpg Based on a popular book of the same title, R-rated thriller "Gone Girl" looks like it's headed to the top of the box office in an eclectic weekend for new releases, with Ben Affleck starring in the latest from director David Fincher ("Seven," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo").

Equalizer-092514.jpg Looking to appeal to the same adult audience that made "Training Day" at hit a decade ago, R-rated "The Equalizer" is in a good spot to find its target demographic this weekend after the slow start for "A Walk Among the Tombstones," likely leading to a chart-topping opening weekend. Also hitting theaters this weekend will be "The Boxtrolls," though it could face an uphill battle.

MazeRunner-092214.jpg With more than $9,000 per site, sci-fi thriller "The Maze Runner" had no problem reaching its target audience over the weekend, easily moving to the top of the box office with a very strong overall weekend of $32 million. Also making an impact in its first weekend in theaters was "A Walk Among the Tombstones," as the Liam Neeson-starring thriller managed a so-so $13.1 million.