Box Office: ‘Gone Girl’ Becomes David Fincher’s Highest-Grossing Film in U.S.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl” has overtaken “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as director David Fincher’s highest-grossing film in the U.S.

Fox’s marital thriller earned $1.8 million on Friday at the box office, increasing its cume to $129.6 million and thereby edging out “Benjamin Button’s” lifetime domestic haul of $127.5 million in just 29 days. Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is up next with $102.5 million.

The Ben Affleck-starrer is headed for an $8 million weekend, which would raise its total haul to between $135 million and $136 million.

“Gone Girl,” which is based on Gillian Flynn’s hit novel, is the famed director’s third top film worldwide. It’s earned $256.7 million, coming in behind “Benjamin Button’s” $333.9 million and “Seven’s” $327.3 million.

“Gone Girl” also had the best opening of Fincher’s career ($37.5 million), topping “Panic Room,” which launched to $30 million in 2002.

With an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (based on ‎245 votes), the drama is also one of the director’s most critically acclaimed movies. It’s in third place after “The Social Network” (96%) and “Zodiac” (89%).

In yet another milestone, the adaptation is one of Ben Affleck’s top-grossing starring roles. “Gone Girl” looks to pull ahead of his best picture Oscar winner, “Argo,” which reeled in $136 million Stateside in 2012.

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  1. Glenn C. says:

    Just finally saw it. Pure David Fincher. Loved it. Handled very well. Fincher is great. Smart. Creative. Daring.

  2. mmcqueeny says:

    I found this to be a thinking-person’s blockbuster. Had a lot of twists and turns, as can happen with something based on a smart novel. I had not read it (yet) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recorded a podcast which talked about the movie in the latter half of the episode:

  3. Stergios says:

    I couldn’t be more excited for these news. Give this film the Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Actress (Rosamund Pike) Academy Awards already! Groundbreaking masterpieces that change cinema forever like “Gone Girl” don’t come out every day.

  4. Darling me says:

    Rosamund Pike’s reps didn’t realize she could carry a film…..fortunately, Fincher requested her!

  5. Richard Clark says:

    The first line reads “Fox’s martial thriller”….It’s a movie about MARRIAGE and not MMA FIGHTERS. Please change to “marital.” Thanks!

  6. If any film (re: INTERSTELLAR) receives as much pre-release publicity, early returns can push box office with considerable momentum. Finch is a good director who sometimes misses. Film content must be timely and the shill effective; but without the publicity/promotion, all bets are off.

  7. Ralph says:

    He’s the best!

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