“Gone Girl” has overtaken “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as director David Fincher’s highest-grossing film in the U.S.
Fox’s martial thriller earned $1.8 million on Friday at the box office, increasing its cume to $129.6 million and thereby edging out “Benjamin Button’s” lifetime domestic haul of $127.5 million in just 29 days. Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is up next with $102.5 million.
The Ben Affleck-starrer is headed for an $8 million weekend, which would raise its total haul to between $135 million and $136 million.
“Gone Girl,” which is based on Gillian Flynn’s hit novel, is the famed director’s third top film worldwide. It’s earned $256.7 million, coming in behind “Benjamin Button’s” $333.9 million and “Seven’s” $327.3 million.
“Gone Girl” also had the best opening of Fincher’s career ($37.5 million), topping “Panic Room,” which launched to $30 million in 2002.
With an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 245 votes), the drama is also one of the director’s most critically acclaimed movies. It’s in fourth place after “The Social Network” (96%), “Side by Side” (92%) and “Zodiac” (89%).
In yet another milestone, the adaptation is one of Ben Affleck’s top-grossing starring roles. “Gone Girl” looks to pull ahead of his best picture Oscar winner, “Argo,” which reeled in $136 million Stateside in 2012.
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Turning into a watercooler sensation, David Fincher’s Gone Girl easily stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend, trumping a flood of new films with $26.8 million from 3,284 theaters. The adult thriller, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, fell a scant 29 percent.
The film’s stellar hold puts the big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s popular novel on track to become Fincher’s top-grossing film in North America, not accounting for inflation. His best showing to date is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($127.5 million). Through Sunday, its 10th day in release, Gone Girl’s domestic total is $78.3 million for 20th Century Fox and New Regency.
“David Fincher has crafted a provocative thriller about marriage that has clearly touched a nerve with audiences,” Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said. “It’s pretty exciting.”
Gone Girl also continued to soar overseas, earning $27 million from 52 markets for a foreign total of $63.3 million and world haul of $141.6 million.
Universal and Legendary Pictures’ origins pic Dracula Untold, fueled by males (57 percent), came in No. 2 with $23.5 million from 2,889 theaters.