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, Aug. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stakeout$5,559,7120%1,10286$5,045$16,304,8973Disney
2Born in East L.A.$4,359,040--1,112--$3,920$4,359,0401Universal
3Can't Buy Me Love$4,041,831-15%1,28327$3,150$8,796,5632Disney
4The Living Daylights$3,605,304-28%1,599-81$2,255$27,367,5504MGM/UA
5La Bamba$3,315,634-9%1,10545$3,001$22,269,9155Columbia
6The Lost Boys$2,354,989-12%1,249247$1,885$14,271,7764Warner Bros.
7RoboCop (1987)$2,139,220-21%1,148-98$1,863$27,862,0106Orion
8Masters of the Universe$1,674,324-43%1,115-70$1,502$9,518,7963Cannon
9Summer School$1,532,612-28%1,162-153$1,319$17,734,8375Paramount
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$1,140,732-22%1,248-103$914$22,401,9956Disney