Gone Girl smashes Aussie box office in opening weekend

David Fincher’s Gone Girl has smashed all opposition in the weekend box office, taking in $4.696m across 401 screens with a long weekend in most states giving it an extra boost.

The film starring Ben Affleck, and based on the book by Gillian Flynn, has taken in $5.003m since its debut on Thursday.

It pushed its closest rival The Maze Runner into second place, as it made $1.993m across 313 screens, taking its total Australian box office to $12.819m.

The long weekend and finish to the school holidays gave a nice bump to the figures, with seven films in total taking more than $1m, including Gone Girl and The Maze Runner.

Dracula Untold grabbed third place in its opening weekend, taking $1.971m across 221 screens, with horror movie Annabelle not far behind taking in $1.904 across 166 screens in its opening weekend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, now in its fourth weekend, was pushed to fifth place after taking in $1.318m, taking its total box office north of $16m.

Aussie Aussie comedy The Little Death took in $48,849 across 33 screens, taking its total takings to $175,632, while local drama The Skeleton Twins grabbed $60,472 on 21 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Gone Girl (Fox) $4,696,764 401 $5,003,881
The Maze Runner (Fox) $1,993,601 313 $12,819,929
Dracula Untold (Universal) $1,971,293 221 $1,971,293
Annabelle (Wb) $1,904,995 166 $1,904,995
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount) $1,318,725 0 $16,317,976
The Boxtrolls (Universal) $1,197,837 277 $5,436,760
The Equalizer (Roadshow) $1,188,678 303 $4,537,310
Planes: Fire & Rescue (Disney) $852,358 276 $4,466,083
The House Of Magic (Studiocanal) $659,367 214 $2,483,498
Guardians Of The Galaxy (Disney) $301,200 83 $26,308,103
Step Up: All In (Universal) $271,656 147 $3,057,468
Bang Bang (Mindblowing Films) $255,845 22 $255,845
The Hundred-foot Journey (Disney) $175,768 66 $11,644,008
Breakup Buddies (Chinalion Film) $114,314 10 $114,314
Magic In The Moonlight (Eone) $77,092 53 $2,964,704
Boyhood (Universal) $77,033 40 $1,503,575
Haider (Mindblowing Films) $67,695 15 $67,695
The Skeleton Twins (Sony) $60,472 21 $251,700
The Little Death (Eone) $48,849 33 $175,632
What We Do In The Shadows (Madman) $41,703 18 $879,195

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