Brad Pitt kicks Ben Affleck out of the top spot

2014-10-20 15:17

Los Angeles — The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theaters this weekend.

Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in Fury blasted the film to second place.

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Sony's Fury captured $23.5m in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Fox's Gone Girl followed with $17.8m.

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The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films.

"The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

The animated Fox feature The Book of Life opened in third place with $17m, followed by Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12m.

"Were now in full adult movie-going season and we'll see a lot more adult-skewing fare," said Fox distribution chief Chris Aronson, who added that the colorful Book of Life suits any audience.

Another new film rounds out the top five: Relativity's Nicholas Sparks romance The Best of Me, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, debuted with $10.2m.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

1. Fury- $23.5m

2. Gone Girl - $17.8m

3. The Book of Life - $17m

4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - $12m

5. The Best of Me - $10.2m

6. Dracula Untold - $9.9m

7. The Judge - $7.94m

8. Annabelle - $7.92m

9. The Equalizer - $5.4m

10. The Maze Runner - $4.5m

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