LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Ben Affleck's movie thriller Gone Girl dominated U.S. and Canadian movie charts for a second consecutive weekend, collecting US$26.8 million (S$34.2 million) in ticket sales to beat challenges from four new films that fought for moviegoer dollars.
New action movie Dracula Untold finished second with US$23.5 million while Walt Disney Co family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was third, earning US$19.1 million from Friday through Sunday according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.
Horror flick Annabelle, last weekend's runner-up, landed in the No. 4 slot with US$16.4 million.
Gone Girl stars Affleck as a writer who becomes the prime suspect when his wife, played by Rosamund Pike, goes missing. The movie is based on a best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.
In Dracula Untold Luke Evans plays the man who eventually transforms into the famous creature of the night.
Alexander, a film adaptation of a classic children's book, tells the story of a perpetually unlucky pre-teen boy, who is portrayed by Australian newcomer Ed Oxenbould. Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrell play his parents.
A scary porcelain doll is the lead character in Annabelle which is a spin-off from 2013 horror hit The Conjuring.