It was an extremely tight race at the box office this weekend but David Fincher’s Gone Girl took the top spot with $38 million. It’s Fincher’s best opening ever and it’s the best Ben Affleck opening since *shudder* Daredevil.
Annabelle didn’t quite match the performance of The Conjuring but it was incredibly close with $37 million. The Conjuring made $41.9 million it’s opening weekend. Thanks to both Annabelle and Gone Girl, this was the strongest weekend ever for October box office.
The Equalizer dropped down to third with $19 million, dropping about 44% from last weekend’s opening.
The Boxtrolls and The Maze Runner rounded out the top 5.
Nicolas Cage’s latest disasterpiece, Left Behind, took sixth place with almost $7 million, not quite up to the level of the other Christian aimed releases earlier this year and kind of a middling opening for Nicolas Cage.