'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' show strength of female audiences

October 5, 2014 7:31 PM

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'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' show strength of female audiences

Female audiences powered "Gone Girl" and "Annabelle" to the top of the box office charts this weekend, showing the ticket-buying heft of a demographic that Hollywood ignores at its own peril.

Women made up 60% of "Gone Girl's" opening crowd and 51% of "Annabelle's" premiere audience. The films bowed to $38 million and $37.2 million, respectively, among the best October debuts in history.

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