Weekend B.O. Oct. 11-13 (The Onslaught Begins...)
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Weekend B.O. Oct. 11-13 (The Onslaught Begins...)

nullThis weekend, the fall film season (also known as "The Beginning of The Oscar Season") started

in full force, with a quite a number of major releases. And it’s going to

continue this way, until the Christmas season.

Among the films which opened on Friday were the

really excellent "Whiplash," the really crummy "The Judge," as well as "Dracula Untold," "Addicted" (which was not screened for the press in advance, which is always a sign

of quality), "St. Vincent," "Kill The Messenger," and "Alexander and the Horrible

Yadda Yadda Yadda…"

And that’s not

even mentioning all the smaller indie releases, such as "The Overnighters," "I Am Ali," "You’re Not You," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her" and

several others.

What would be on top? What would be at the bottom?

And the

winner was this weekend, once again, was "Gone Girl."

David Fincher’s superb adaptation

of the popular novel was again the No.1 film this weekend with some $27 million, and a total of $78.6 million so far.

"Dracula Untold," which actually beat "Gone Girl" on Friday, came in second with $23.3 million.

Meanwhile "The

Judge" was a huge disappointment, despite the presence of, currently, the highest

paid actor in the world, "Robert Downey Jr.," with under $14 million. Guess he’s

going to be putting on the iron suit again pretty soon.

The "Alexander" film brought families out, and made a respectable $18.8 million; and, as

for "Addicted," the film version of Zane’s novel, it came in 7th place, with only $7.6

million. But the fact that film opened in only 846 theaters, means it had

one of the highest per screen averages, with just under $9000 per

screen.

"The

Equalizer" landed in 8th place, with $9.6 million, and just under $80 million

so far domestically, which means it will easily top $100

million.

But maybe

the real surprise was the 10th place finish for the totally unknown "Meet The Mormons," which is, I’m guessing, a sort of Mormons-aren’t-creepy sort

of documentary. The film “portrays the

personal stories of six diverse Mormons and their families,” which means a

black family, a Hispanic family, perhaps a single mother, though I’m willing to

bet no gay families appear in it.

1). Gone

Girl (FOX) $27M Total: $78.6M

2). Dracula

Untold (UNI) $23.3M

3).

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (DIS) $18.6M

4).

Annabelle (WB)$16.2 M Total: $62.1M

5). The

Judge (WB) Total: $13.25M

6). The

Equalizer (SONY) $9.6M Total: $79.5M

7). Addicted

(LGF) $7.6M

8). The Maze

Runner (FOX)  $7.2M/ Total: $83.7M

9). The

Boxtrolls (FOC)  $6.7M/ Total: $41M

10). Meet

the Mormons (Purdie) Total: $3.2M

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