‘Fury’ Seizes The Top Spot At The Box Office; ‘Gone Girl’ Close Behind

By Alyssa Pereira

Despite its failure to connect with a female audience, Fury took the top box office spot this week. The war action film starring Brad Pitt with supporting cast members like Shia LaBeouf and Michael Pena might have brought in the literal big guns to attract a crowd, but ultimately the audience ended up being 60% male with a slightly disappointing $23.5 million turnover.

Meanwhile, Gone Girl continues to bank, now surpassing two of director David Fincher’s previous films, The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It has now earned over $107.1 million dollars.

The Book of Life also premiered this week to a decent income (considering that it’s a family film). However, its subject matter and plot, which revolved around The Day of the Dead, didn’t actually bring in a huge Hispanic audience, though it still fared well enough in third place.

Nicolas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me did poorly at the box office, bringing in a disappointing $10 million at the theaters. As Box Office Mojo aptly puts it, “Watching two people go on long walks and smush faces together for an hour and a half has limited appeal.” Right they are—even James Marsden can’t save a boring movie.

Here’s the full Box Office (Box Office Mojo):

1. Fury $23,500,000
2. Gone Girl $17,511,956
3. The Book of Life $17,005218
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day $12,039,000
5. The Best of Me $10,200,000
6. Dracula Untold $9,889,000
7. The Judge $7,940,000
8. Annabelle $7,925,000
9. The Equalizer $5,450,000
10. The Maze Runner $4,387,445


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