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Celebrity Showdown: 'Fury' Star Brad Pitt vs. 'Gone Girl' Star Ben Affleck

by Zach Seemayer 9:57 PM PDT, October 19, 2014
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This weekend, Brad Pitt's Fury opened big, and took on reigning champ Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck. Between the two, Fury blew Gone Girl out of the top spot with a $23.5 million dollar bow, which was still smaller than Gone Girl's first weekend ($35.5 million) or even it's second ($26.4 million.)

Clearly, the films are well-matched adversaries, but how about Pitt and Affleck as performers? How do they stack up? Well, this week's Celebrity Showdown is here to answer that question once and for all.

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They've both got Oscars, they've both got accolades and they've both got embarrassing projects in their distant pasts. So, looking at seven unique criteria that weighs box-office earnings, critic's reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to show who's really the best.

Last time, Pitt's wife Angelina Jolie went against Charlize Theron, and prevailed. Will her new hubby have the same luck against the future Batman? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

ROUND 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF FILMS
Pitt: 39 (WINNER)
Affleck: 35

ROUND 2
HIGHEST GROSSING FILM
Pitt: World War Z - 202.3 million (WINNER)
Affleck: Armageddon - $201.5 million

ROUND 3
AVERAGE BOX-OFFICE GROSS
Pitt: $67.6 million (WINNER)
Affleck: $51.4 million

ROUND 4
TOTAL COMBINED GROSS
Pitt: $2.4 billion (WINNER)
Affleck: $1.8 billion

ROUND 5
HIGHEST ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE
Pitt: 97% 12 Years A Slave (TIE)
Affleck: 97% Good Will Hunting (TIE)

ROUND 6
AVERAGE ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE
Pitt: 65.8% (WINNER)
Affleck: 56.0%

ROUND 7
'AWARDS SCORES'*
Pitt: 6
Affleck: 7 (WINNER)
*2 points for Oscar wins, 1 point for Golden Globes, Emmy, or Screen Actors Guild Wins, .5 points for People's Choice Wins and -1 point for a Razzie Win.

AND THE WINNER IS...

BRAD PITT! 5 to 1

Congratulations Mr. Pitt! You've had a really successful year. First a wedding, then your movie dominates the box office and now you've won the prestigious ET Celebrity Showdown!

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As for Mr. Affleck: Don't worry! You only lost the "Highest Grossing Movie" category by $1 million. I have a feeling your Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice might tip that category in your favor! At the very least, your wife Jennifer Garner thinks the new bat suit will be a big hit.

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