Last week’s chart had a very strange number one in the form of Billy Elliot: The Musical Live, this week’s chart however has a very straight forward number one in the form of David Fincher’s Gone Girl, the film is Fincher’s most successful movie to date, even though Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened to better numbers, the reason behind this is down to the fact Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened over the New Year weekend so it had extra days to take the amount it did.
Other new entries in this week’s chart included family drama sequel Dolphin Tale 2 which went in at number seven, Bollywood film Bang Bang and horror adventure film Dracula Untold which opened at number two.
A couple of other films of note that were released on Friday but failed to make any kind of impact including zombie horror comedy Life After Beth which only took just under £50,000, doing much much worse though was Kevin Costner’s latest film Draft Day which only took £146 from just three screens.
Upcoming - This week’s new films are a bit short on the ground, if however your after something new then your films of choice are horror spin off Annabelle from the Conjuring series and dark adventure film The Maze Runner.
10. Pride – £248,654 – £3,265,317
9. Guardians of the Galaxy – £277,419 – £28,168,896
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones – £310,261 – £3,364,093
7. Dolphin Tale 2 – (NE) – £536,766
6. Bang Bang – (NE) – £602,193
5. What We did on our Holiday – £728,228 – £2,083,907
4. The Boxtrolls – £983,015 – £6,093,364
3. The Equalizer – £1,207,129 – £4,280,077
2. Dracula Untold – (NE) – £1,713,283
1. Gone Girl – (NE) – £4,109,628
For the third week in a row the US chart has seen a increase in overall takings, as a matter of a fact this week saw the highest increase for nearly two months now.
Dipping into the top five of the chart we find that the two new entries have found their way into the top two spots. Firstly going in at number two was horror spin off from the Conjuring with Annabelle and the new number one is David Finchers latest thriller in the form of Gone Girl.
5. The Maze Runner
4. The Boxtrolls
3. The Equalizer
2. Annabelle – (NE)
1. Gone Girl – (NE)