Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the $8.5 million gritty crime drama is the story of Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work. When he muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Closing in at the number 2 spot is Ouija. In its second week, the Universal Pictures supernatural thriller is the tale of a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Fury with $9.1 million, Gone Girl with $8.8 million, and The Book of Life with $8.3 million, round out the top 5 at the box office.