Hollywood is not a big fan of when Halloween falls on a weekend. One would think that the horror movie industry would love it, but that is so not the case. People are usually too busy getting dressed up and going out to be heading into the theaters, so it is not a surprise that this weekend’s box office was quite quiet.
Even still, Jake Gyllenhaal and everyone behind Nightcrawler has to be pleased. The thriller that earned major critical raves (check out our Nightcrawler review) took the top spot, barely beating out Ouija, speaking of horror movies.
Last week’s number one movie, Ouija, finished second with $10.9 million to Nightcrawler’s $10.909 million in one of the closest finishes we’ve seen in some time.
Brad Pitt’s World War II tank movie Fury, another former number one flick, added another $9.1 million to its bank of $60.4 million. Meanwhile, Gone Girl landed in fourth with $8.8 million, further pushing the David Fincher drama higher on his all-time moneymaker list with its cume of $136.6 million.
Closing out the top five is the animated The Book of Life. Considering the film is about the Day of the Dead, one cannot be surprised that it stayed in the top five with its $8.3 million, bringing its total to $40.5 million.
Box Office Top 10:
1. Nightcrawler, $10.909 million
2. Ouija, $10.9 million
3. Fury, $9.1 million
4. Gone Girl, $8.8 million
5. The Book of Life, $8.3 million
6. John Wick, $8.1 million
7. St. Vincent, $7.8 million
8. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, $6.5 million
9. The Judge, $3.4 million
10. Dracula Untold, $2.9 million