'Gone Girl' bolts to top of box office

October 5, 2014 4:17 PM

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'Gone Girl' bolts to top of box office

The psychological thriller made off with $38 million, according to studio estimates from box-office tracking firm Rentrak, narrowly beating horror newcomer Annabelle as the fall movie season gets off to a robust start.

Based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck as a man whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth anniversary, turning him into a possible murder suspect. The toxic-marriage drama scored well with critics, who awarded it an 87% positive rating on RottenToma...

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