Box Office Top 3: 'Gone Girl' Stands Tall For Second Week

"Gone Girl" has taken the the number one spot at the box office again, bringing in an estimated $26.8 million and holding off all other challengers.
Posted at 10:43 PM, Oct 12, 2014

With two weeks down, "Gone Girl" stands undefeated at the box office. 

"Are you asking me if I killed my wife?"

For the second week in a row, "Gone Girl" has taken the the number one spot at the box office, bringing in an estimated $26.8 million and successfully holding off all other challengers including Robert Downey Jr.'s "The Judge" — the other R-rated melodrama in theaters this weekend.

Not only was "The Judge" nowhere near the number one spot, it didn't even make the top 3, with many casting the blame on adult moviegoers still watching "Gone Girl."

Next up, where did Count Chocula really come from? (Video via General Mills)

In second place this week, "Dracula: Untold" an origin story of how the gentle family man Vlad the Impaler turned into the the Dracula of today. The film, starring Luke Evans, brought in an estimated $23.4 million but received less than rave reviews from critics.

The film is more action than horror, but asRogerEbert.com's Simon Abrahams explains, it's missing anything that could push it past average. "If you step away from 'Dracula Untold' long enough to describe it, you'll realize how soul-crushingly unimaginative it is."

And lastly, Walt Disney makes a movie about Mondays. 


"Let's go Wreck-It-Ralph"

Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner star in "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" which brought in an estimated $19 million and has left seven out of ten movie-goers happy. 

The movie is based on the 1970's children book of the same name which has not only been made into a movie but has also been an animated musical on HBO and a live theater play. 

As for next week, a war movie with – you guessed it – really bad odds.

"It's five against 300!"

"We've never ran before. Why start now?"