Even The Prince of Darkness was no match for Amazing Amy. More like “Crazy Amy” is you ask me. Or maybe “The Amazingly Insane Amy” is a bit more catchy. Of course is this were a Marvel Comic it would be called “Uncanny Amy.”
Anywho, in her second weekend in theaters. David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” took the top spot again with an estimated $26.8 million. The drama fell 30 percent from its debut weekend, which is pretty decent for this kind of adult drama. The Fox film cost around $61 million to produce, and it has already grossed $78.3 million domestically.
“Gone Girl” is doing well in International markets too, grossing over $62 million so far. If the movie holds steady for another couple of weeks, it could surpass “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as David Fincher’s biggest box office hit.
Universal’s “Dracula Untold” shocked everyone by opening in second place with $23.5 million. The origin story of the classic character starring Luke Evans opened at 2,887 theaters, including IMAX ($4 million from 351 screens) and large format screens.
The PG-13 rated fantasy cost around $70 million to produce and has already made $62.6 million from 42 territories internationally. Audiences were 57 percent male and 39 percent under age 25, and they all seemed to enjoy the new take on the iconic character, giving the film an A- CinemaScore.
Either audiences were just curious to see “Dracula Untold,” or the marketing department at Universal did a piss poor job promoting this movie. Perhaps “Dracula Untold is better than people think?
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” Disney’s PG-rated adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, opened in third place with a very strong $19.1 million from 3,088 locations.
According to polling data, audiences were 67 percent families, 34 percent under the age of 12 and 54 percent female. Just like “Dracula Untold,” Alexander got an A- CinemaScore too. Disney also opened the movie in 14 territories internationally for a $2.8 million weekend. They’ll be rolling it out to additional territories through early 2015. As I said Friday, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” won’t be a blockbuster, but it won’t be a bust either.
The Robert Downey Jr./Robert Duvall courtroom and family drama “The Judge” opened to a soft $13.33 million from 2,700 locations. “The Judge” reportedly cost $50 million to produce, but film opened at a time when there are other R-rated options in theaters, including “Gone Girl” and “The Equalizer.”
The good news for the Team Downey, Village Roadshow, Big Kid Pictures film, is that “The Judge” was awarded an A- CinemaScore (a very popular score this weekend) So perhaps word of mouth will be good for the drama.
Your top five silent movies this weekend:
1. Gone Girl — $26.8 million ($78.28 million domestic total)
2. Dracula Untold — $23.5 million
3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day — $19.1 million
4. Annabelle — $16.37 million ($62.16 million domestic total)
5. The Judge — $13.33 million