‘Gone Girl is the number one movie in America for two weeks in a row!
The new Dracula Untold movie nearly beat the David Fincher movie, ‘Gone Girl’ over the weekend with a shocking $23.5 million debut. However, Gone Girl made a $26.8 million in the box office in its second weekend making it the number one movie in America for the second week in a row.
With a $70 million budget, Dracula Untold beat out other debuting wide releases including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and The Judge.
According to Forbes, Dracula Untold was catered to a large male audience.
[Dracula Untold] played 57% male and 61% over-25 years old. It played 31% Hispanic, 29% Caucasian, 24% Afr. American, 10% Asian, and 6% “others.”. […] The film has also earned $62.6m overseas thus far, bringing its worldwide cume to $86.1m.
The Judge, the Robert Downey Jr. lawyer-drama, failed in the box office this weekend with a $13.3 million debut on a $50 million budget. Many people assumed The Judge was going to be an Oscar award winning movie. But, it appears as though audiences would rather be entertained instead of witness a possible Academy Award nominated feature film.
The next biggest release over the weekend was the Georgia filmed feature, Addicted. Addicted made $7.6 million on a limited release, which is the highest-per-screen average of the top 10 movies. After Lionsgate ended their relationship with Tyler Perry, they have connected with the sex novel queen, Zane. Despite having the lowest RottenTomatoes score of any new release, Addicted played towards 72% African American, 15% Latino, and 82% female audience; Which illustrates, Lionsgate made the right decision tapping into the “based on the novel by Zane” audience.
Next week The Best of Me, Book of Life, and Fury, with St. Vincent and Men, Women & Children will hit theaters.