Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl hold the top spot at the U.S. box office for two weeks running and considering the competition it should come as no real surprise, although it has to be pointed out that the crime thriller did just squeak past Dracula Untold. The Gillian Flynn adaptation of his own novel by the same name pulled in $26.8 million on its second weekend at the cinema and the reworking of the Vlad Tepes legend grossed $23.5 million so certainly it was a very big squeak at a difference of $3.5 million in the box office receipts race.
Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry is most definitely a multi faceted crime tale of the finest order, or a modern love story, depending on how one looks at it. If anyone looks very closely at the events in the film, it really could be the latter rather than the former or a brilliant combination of the two. Based upon the 2012 book of the same name by Gillian Flynn the film starts on the five year anniversary of the two main protagonists, Nick and Amy Dunne.