After two weeks at number one at the box office, Gone Girl was knocked down by war film Fury. Starring Brad Pitt as an army sergeant leading a small team on a deadly mission, the film debuted at the top of the box office with $23.5 million and currently has a 4.4 Tribute star rating. Gone Girl managed to stay strong in second place with over $17.8 million in its third week and a 3.7 Tribute star rating.
In third place this weekend was the animated film The Book of Life, starring Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana. The family film about a man adventuring through the worlds of life and death to be with the woman he loves debuted with $17 million at the box office. It currently holds a 4 Tribute star rating.
Rounding out the top five this weekend are Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (4.2 Tribute stars), which made $12 million in its second weekend, and The Best of Me (4 Tribute stars) with $10 million – the lowest opening for a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks’ novel.
One notable entry in the box office this weekend is Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, which came in at number 17 with over $400,000, despite only opening in four theaters in North America. While that number may seem small, if you put it in perspective, Fury made an average of over $7,000 per theater this weekend, while Birdman averaged over $100,000, which is promising news for the Oscar contender. ~Kelly Townsend