by: Madelyn Glymour, Contributor
Well, the results are in, and to no one’s surprise, Fury won the weekend. It did so by somewhat less than expected, though, pulling in an estimated $23.5 million — about $3 million less than Gone Girl made last week, in its second weekend. Gone Girl, for its part, held on to second place, with only a 32 percent drop from last weekend. Meanwhile, The Book of Life and The Best of Me respectively over- and under-performed our predictions by about $2 million, but as expected, they took the #3 and #5 spots.
The real surprise this weekend was Dracula Untold, which dropped significantly from $23.5 million to $10 million, pushing it out of the top five altogether. We’d predicted a fall, but not this steep of one; it looks like the lackluster reviews did Dracula more harm than anticipated. (Fury‘s male-skewing audience probably didn’t help, either.) In its place, Alexander took fourth, with a relatively modest drop of 34 percent from its first week.
Next week, John Wick will try to fill the Keanu Reeves-shaped hole in our hearts, and Ouija arrives to take the October Halloween crown from Annabelle. Check in Thursday to see our predictions!
|#1||FURY||Weekend = $23.5 Million||Total = $23.5 Million|
|#2||GONE GIRL||Weekend = $17.8 Million||Total = $107.069 Million|
|#3||THE BOOK OF LIFE||Weekend = $17 Million||Total = $17 Million|
|#4||ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY||Weekend = $12.039 Million||Total = $36.871 Million|
|#5||THE BEST OF ME||Weekend = $10.2 Million||Total = $10.2 Million|