“Gone Girl,” the Ben Afflect thriller about a man whose wife goes missing, overcame the possessed doll horror movie “Annabelle” with a $38 million debut.
Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
The young adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box office this weekend with $32.5 million, giving the budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.
“No Good Deed,” which stars Idris Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent who he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million.
The cosmic Marvel adventure arrived in first place at the box office for a fourth weekend with $10.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Marvel’s cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday.
When the season sputters to a close on Monday, the summer box office will be down about 15 percent from last year, making it Hollywood’s worst summer in at least seven years.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” reclaimed the first slot at the box office this weekend and became the top-grossing movie of the summer with a $17.6 million weekend.
Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3″ was easily out-gunned in its debut.
Paramount Pictures’ comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox sliced off a box-office leading $65 million over the weekend.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” blasted past expectations at the weekend box office, earning $94 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
Luc Besson’s “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson proved that mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the box office this weekend.