Box office update: 'Dracula Untold' leads, 'Gone Girl' close No. 2

October 11, 2014 4:36 PM

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Amazing Amy has a new foe to reckon with this weekend. Universal and Legendary’s Dracula Untold (Cinema Score: A-) edged out Gone Girl for the No. 1 spot, Friday. Starring Luke Evans as the classic bloodsucker, Dracula Untold took in around $8.9 million, Friday (including Thursday showings), while David Fincher’s Gone Girl earned an estimated $8.15 million. It could be a tight race to No. 1, but tracking suggests that Gone Girl may end up the victor with $26 or $27 million this weekend and a $3 million lead over Dracula.

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, meanwhile, got off to a bit of a modest start with a $5.23 million Friday, but the PG-rated family pic starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner should pick up on Saturday and Sunday for a $20 million weekend. Audiences gave the $...

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