David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) star in A United Kingdom, the true story of the relationship between London office worker Ruth Williams (Pike) and Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana. Amma Asante, who helmed the acclaimed 2013 feature Belle, directs the Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky) penned script.
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike deliver some of their best work in David Fincher’s crime thriller Gone Girl, and the hit film comes out on Blu-ray and DVD January 13 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Based on the bestseller by Gillian Flynn, the serpentine plot centers on an unsuccessful bar owner named Nick (Ben Affleck) who is accused of killing Amy (Rosamund Pike), his highly intellectual and emotionally distant wife. With the police (led by Kim Dickensand Patrick Fugit) hot on his trail and enveloped within a huge media circus, Nick hires a prominent defense attorney (Tyler Perry) to clear his name. But with Amy’s body nowhere to be found and the residents of his sleepy town slowly losing faith, Nick Dunne’s prospects appear extremely dim.
Gone Girl comes with a new “Amazing Amy” story titled “Tattle Tale,” and the 36-page children’s book is only available with the purchase of the Blu-ray edition.
Along with “Tattle Tale,” the Blu-ray also comes with audio commentary from director David Fincher.
Gone Girl shook off three new films to retain the top spot at the box-office, as it made $26.8 million. The closest challenger to the film was Dracula Untold, which made $23.5 million. Robert Downey Jr.’ s star power couldn’t life The Judge from a mediocre opening weekend, as it limped into fifth place.
This weekend’s box-office top 10:
Gone Girl – $26.8 million
Dracula Untold – Takes a substantial box office bite with a $23.5 million debut.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day – Family film checks in $19.1 million. If you want to see a great film with Alexander co-star Logan Lerman, check out Fury when it comes out October 17.
Annabelle – $16.4 million
The Judge – Disappoints with a $13.3 million.
The Equalizer – Denzel Washington flick turns in $9.7 million.
As expected, Gone Girl debuted at the #1 spot at this weekend’s box-office, scoring another hit for filmmaker David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The horror film Annabelle also had a great opening, narrowly missing the top spot with $37.2 million, with the Denzel Washington flick The Equalizer having a solid outing with $19 million. here’s the top 10:
1. Gone Girl – Another hit for director David Fincher, with Oscar nomination buzz surrounding Rosamund Pike’s performance. $38 million
2. Annabelle – $37.2 million
3. The Equalizer – $19 million in its second weekend, and it’s already grossed $104 million worldwide.
4. The Boxtrolls – $12.43 million
5. The Maze Runner – $12 million
6. Left Behind – The faith based feature, starring Nicolas Cage, debuts with $6.85 million.
7. This is Where I Leave You – Family comedy, budgeted at $19.8 million, has made $29 million domestically. Over the weekend, it turned in $4 million.
8. Dolphin Tale 2 – $3.53 million
9. Guardians of the Galaxy – $3.03 million. Domestic total: $323.36 million.
10. No Good Deed – $2.5 million this weekend, but this Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson flick has surpassed expectations with a $50.16 million domestic haul.