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Box Office Report: 'Gone Girl' Trumps ‘Dracula Untold’

David Fincher's Gone Girl easily remains at number one in its second weekend at the North American box office, trumping new entries with $26.8 million; Universal and Legendary Pictures' Dracula Untold comes in second place with $23.5 million.

David Fincher's Gone Girl easily remained at number one in its second weekend at the North American box office, trumping new entries with $26.8 million for a total of $78.3 million for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Gone Girl also continued to soar overseas, earning $27 million from 52 markets for a foreign total of $63.3 million and worldwide haul of $141.6 million.

Universal and Legendary Pictures' Dracula Untold came in second place with $23.5 million. Overseas, the origins film directed by Gary Shore earned another $33.9 million for an international total of $62.6 million and global take of $86.1 million. Budgeted at $70 million, Dracula Untold chronicles the transformation of Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans) into the world's most notorious vampire. The film did especially well in IMAX theaters, which represented 17 percent of the overall gross.

Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day placed third with a $19.1 million opening from 3,088 theaters. Based on Judith Viorst's 1972 children's book about a family suffering through a horrible day, the adaptation stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould. Disney produced the $28 million movie with 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Co.

Horror holdover Annabelle placed number four in its second weekend out with $16.4 million for a domestic total of $62.2 million for New Line and Warner Bros. A prequel to New Line's blockbuster The Conjuring, Annabelle earned another $27 million overseas to jump the $100 million mark, finishing Sunday with a global total of $122.5 million.

Rounding out the top five, Robert Downey Jr.'s new courtroom dramedy The Judge opened to $13.3 million from 3,003 theaters. The $50 million movie, from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, is the first title from Team Downey, the production company he runs with his wife, Susan. The film also stars Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga. 

Denzel Washington's The Equalizer came in sixth place, taking in $9.7 million over its third week out for a domestic total of $79.9 million. Overseas, the $55 million action thriller from Sony, Village Roadshow Pictures and LStar Capital has made a total of $57.1 million for a worldwide cume of $137 million.

New entry Addicted came in seventh place for its debut, bringing in $7.6 million for Lionsgate and Codeblack. Produced for $6 million, the thriller aimed at African-American audiences was shown in 846 theaters, and will play in more than 1,000 theaters next weekend.

Now in its fourth week at the box office, Twentieth Century Fox’s The Maze Runner came in eighth place with $7.5 million for a domestic total of $83.8 million. Overseas, the YA adaptation has brought in $139.8 million for a worldwide total of $223.6 million.

LAIKA’s newest 3D animated family film, The Boxtrolls, came in ninth place, earning an additional $6.7 million for a domestic total of $41 million. The stop motion/CG hybrid feature earned another $5.8 million internationally for a foreign total of $31.8 million and global total of $72.8 million.

Documentary feature Meet the Mormons -- chronicling the personal stories of six diverse Latter-day Saints and their families -- came in at number 10 with an estimated $3 million from 317 theaters. That put it well ahead of Kill the Messenger, the Jeremy Renner action drama which opened in roughly the same number of locations. Kill the Messenger opened to an estimated $1 million weekend from 374 theaters.

Overseas, Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy also made headlines as it debuted to $26.6 million in China, the top October opening of all time for a Hollywood title. The tentpole's global take is now $687 million, eclipsing Man of Steel ($663 million).

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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