Grosses

NORTH AMERICA: 'Fury' Collects $33.05M During Its First Week of ReleaseOctober 24, 2014 01:04 PM

by Daniel Garris

p>Sony's Fury took in $2.04 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down a solid 5 percent from Wednesday's performance. After being a bit front-loaded over the weekend, Fury held up nicely throughout the midweek. Fury was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $33.05 million. That was towards the lower end of expectations and places the film 15 percent ahead of the $28.67 million seven-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Fox's Gone Girl held steady in second place with $1.47 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Gone Girl placed in second for the week with $23.72 million. That was down 37 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $112.99 million.

Warner's The Judge grossed $0.74 million to remain in third. In the process, the Robert Downey Jr. led drama surpassed the $30 million mark on Thursday. The Judge was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 34.5 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in seventh for the week with $11.13 million. That represented a 41 percent decline from last week and places the film's 14-day total at $30.03 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me was up 2 percent and one spot from Wednesday to claim fourth on Thursday with $0.68 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden placed in sixth for the week with a seven-day start of $12.93 million. The Best of Me continues to perform on the low end of its modest expectations (and softly for a Sparks adaptation).

The Book of Life was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.66 million. Fox's modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance. The Book of Life placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $20.11 million. That was in line with expectations and was on par with the recent $20.11 million seven-day take of The Boxtrolls.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Birdman continued to impress with $46,874 from 4 locations. That represented a 12 percent decline from Wednesday and gave the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton a massive per-location average of $11,719 for the day. Birdman has grossed $630,441 through seven days of platform release. The film will be playing in 50 locations this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 17 - Sun, Jul. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RoboCop (1987)$8,008,721--1,580--$5,069$8,008,7211Orion
2Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$7,514,749--1,729--$4,346$7,514,7491Disney
3Jaws: The Revenge$7,154,890--1,606--$4,455$7,154,8901Universal
4Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise$4,622,081-41%1,3587$3,404$12,522,9602Fox
5Dragnet$3,871,640-28%1,282-57$3,020$26,805,0244Universal
6Adventures in Babysitting$3,333,575-21%1,126-22$2,961$10,438,8773Disney
7Innerspace$3,100,218-28%1,546-57$2,005$12,140,6343Warner Bros.
8Beverly Hills Cop II$3,043,394-13%1,313-314$2,318$102,827,5739Paramount
9The Witches of Eastwick$2,804,682-23%1,118-163$2,509$34,728,4626Warner Bros.
10The Untouchables$2,756,946-14%1,147-222$2,404$39,229,6217Paramount