Saturday, April 13, 2024

Box Office Shocker: “Gone Girl” Beats Horror Film “Annabelle” By Only A Whisker in Revised Numbers


“Gone Girl” was almost really gone from number 1 this afternoon. The David Fincher directed movie of Gillian Flynn’s novel was revised down to $37,513,109. “Annabelle,” the horror film at number 2, did $37,134,255. That’s a difference of $375K and change. The Fincher movie was expected to a lot better and the horror film was not thought to be so high. But “Gone Girl” is not getting great word of mouth, and the book’s fans didn’t turn out for it the way producers had hoped. Even the threat (or promise) of seeing Ben Affleck’s private parts didn’t spur on audience members. And so much for all the box office predictions on certain blogs. These things can change on a dime!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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