‘Gone Girl’ Stays Ahead of ‘Annabelle’ at the Box Office

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
‘Gone Girl’ Stays Ahead of ‘Annabelle’ at the Box Office

 Film adaptation “Gone Girl” generated $37.5 million in the box office, while low-budget horror “Annabelle” followed closely behind with $37.1 million. This makes the two films the 10th and 11th biggest October film debuts. Despite its R-rating, “Gone Girl” has been Affleck’s biggest opening weekend since 2003’s “Daredevil”, which generated up to $40.3 million. The official trailer for the movie also garnered 12.5 million views on YouTube.

Gone Girl”, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosemund Pike, is based on a mystery-suspense bestseller by Gillian Flynn. It revolves around the disappearance of the lead character’s wife after the two move from New York to Missouri.


In a film review from Rolling Stone, Peter Travers wrote “David Fincher’s shockingly good film version of “Gone Girl” is the date-night movie of the decade for couples who dream of destroying one another.”

Film adaptation “Gone Girl” generated $37.5 million in the box office, while low-budget horror “Annabelle” is a spin-off of the 2013 horror film, “The Conjuring”, which grossed $318 million internationally. Reminiscent of “Child’s Play”, the movie tells the story of a couple who experience supernatural disturbances that involve a doll. To add to the mystique, paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren claims that the film is based on real-life events.

The film stars Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton. It was directed by John Leonetti, who also worked on “Piranha 3D”.

Despite the turn-out at the cinemas, The Hollywood Reporter’s John Scheck called “Annabelle” a “generic and formulaic” movie, stating in a review that “you’ll probably forget it by the time you get home.”

Other films that generated more that $30 million in the box office include “The Equalizer”, a thriller starring Denzel Washington, and “The Maze Runner”, a young adult film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien. Both films trail behind “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” in the results.

Which movie did you catch in the cinema this week? Let us know in the comments.

There you have it for the latest box office scoop, with “Gone Girl” staying ahead of “Annabelle.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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Written By: Camille Rivera