Ok, it’s time to talk box office stats again. Unlike the past 2 weeks, however, there are actually some interesting new contenders this week. David Fincher’s smash hit Gone Girl has finally been dethroned. Predictably, the new chamion is the Brad Pitt starrer Fury, which took the throne with $23,5 million over the three-day period, easily topping Gone Girl’s $17,8 million (stats according to Box Office Mojo). Fury, a dramatic and gory WWII tale, exposing the horrors of war, also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Scott Eastwood. Even so, Pitt who produced and starred, took center stage during the film’s promo rounds.

Watch the trailer for Fury below.

"Studios use star power as the No. 1 marketing tool, and Brad Pitt has that," says Phil Contrino, box office analyst for BoxOffice.com. "But it's not star power alone which gets people to the theaters. Brad Pitt picks smart pictures that people want to see."

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The Book of Life came in third just after Gone Girl with 17 million. It’s a 3-D animated feature by first-time director George Gutierrez. It was produced by Guillermo Del Toro and features the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna, making it a long-running success in the eyes of the experts.

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The top five was rounded out by Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12 million and The Best of Me with a disappointing $10,2.