LOS ANGELES (AP) – Four new films couldn’t catch “Gone Girl” at theatres this weekend.
The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with US$26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Also starring Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl” is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, who adapted her book for the screen.
“There’s a mystery that’s surrounding this movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “To have an adult drama like this hold up so well for two weekends in a row is really unusual.”
Universal’s “Dracula Untold” opened in second place with $23.4 million. The Disney family romp, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, debuted in third with $19.1 million.