‘Gone Girl’ Retains Lead Over ‘Annabelle’ in Final Box Office Tally

Gone Girl” managed to retain its box office crown, but its slim lead over “Annabelle” shrank after final sales figures were tabulated Monday.

David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s twisty mystery was projected to generate $38 million in ticket receipts domestically, but ultimately fell a bit short of those estimates with $37.5 million.

Low-budget horror film “Annabelle” also revised its final numbers down slightly, from $37.2 million to a little over $37.1 million. Just $400,000 separates the two R-rated thrillers. “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” are now the tenth and eleventh biggest debuts in October history.

Their success helped the box office rebound after weeks of lagging behind the previous year’s results. Overall, the U.S. box office generated $148.9 million in ticket sales, a 38.1% increase from the previous weekend and an 18% jump from the year-ago period when “Gravity” lifted off to $55.8 million.

Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency produced “Gone Girl” for $61 million, while New Line spent $6.5 million to make “Annabelle.” Both films were originally expected to open in the mid-$20 million range.

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