'Gone Girl' edges out 'Annabelle' to top box office

October 7, 2014 9:23 PM

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'Gone Girl' edges out 'Annabelle' to top box office

(CNN) -- With all that's happening in the news, you might think moviegoers would skip over danger and depression in favor of something funny and light.

"Gone Girl," the dark drama about a disappearance that reveals a dysfunctional marriage, won fall's first big box office battle over the weekend, holding off a stronger-than-expected challenge from the horror prequel "Annabelle."

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