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Box Office Top 3: 'Gone Girl' Lives Up To The Hype

"Gone Girl" ran the table at the box office this weekend bringing in an estimated $38 million and receiving rave reviews from critics.

Box Office Top 3: 'Gone Girl' Lives Up To The Hype
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Now that the dust has settled, there seems to be one conclusion from the box office this weekend, go see "Gone Girl." 

"The man of my dreams... this man of mine may kill me."

"Gone Girl" ran the table at the box office this weekend bringing in an estimated $38 million and receiving rave reviews from critics. 

And while the trailer is mostly Ben Affleck and his confused faces, the show is truly stolen by former bond girl, much lesser-known Rosamund Pike. 

SCHMOESKNOW: "Prediction Time! She's getting nominated for this movie. Oh boy here we go." 

IGN: "I will be shocked if she's not in the awards conversation."

YOUTUBE / JEREMYJAHNS: "I can't name a thing she's done that I remember until this movie. This is the Rosamund Pike movie, yea she's good."

Along with being a late coming out party for Pike, this is director David Fincher's largest debut ever beating the opening weekend for his 2003 flick "Panic Room" by more than $8 million. 

Now we transition from a really good movie that made a ton of money to a really bad movie that also made a ton of money. 

Warner Bros.' "Annabelle" was a close second at the box office this weekend bringing in an estimated $37.2 million. Though almost half of the people who saw it wished they had seen something else. 

"Something awful happened here, Ed." 

"What is it?"

Something like "The Conjuring," a much better, scarier film but as Vulture points out despite the similarities between the two movies, they are in different leagues. 

"The Conjuring breathed new life into old clichés. ... But that was a movie made with sensitivity and purpose. The blunt, lifeless Annabelle, on the other hand, sucks that life right back out."

"Nineteen seconds."

And lastly: Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer" where — spoiler alert — he kills everyone. Denzel managed a respectable $19 million for the film's second weekend at the box office. 

As for next week, Tony Stark plays a lawyer. 

"My father is a lot of unpleasant things but murderer is not one of them."

 And the ridiculous, slightly annoying, unnecessarily long movie title starring Steve Carrell.  

"Yes!"

"Let's go Wreck-it-Ralph!"

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