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

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%).

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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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