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. 3 - Sun, Jul. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Returns$13,823,541-46%2,6440$5,228$123,053,0663Warner Bros.
2A League of Their Own$13,739,456--1,782--$7,710$19,082,0881Sony / Columbia
3Boomerang$13,640,706--2,127--$6,413$19,635,3221Paramount
4Sister Act$6,767,859-6%2,070-17$3,269$54,409,6486Disney
5Unlawful Entry$6,536,273-35%1,53019$4,272$16,603,8822Fox
6Housesitter$4,252,180-25%1,98710$2,140$26,034,0704Universal
7Patriot Games$4,100,912-23%1,907-377$2,150$46,864,0405Paramount
8Pinocchio (1940) (1992 re-issue)$3,050,213-3%1,93629$1,576$6,195,3532Disney
9Lethal Weapon 3$2,448,146-25%1,704-267$1,437$79,642,0488Warner Bros.
10Far and Away$1,603,840-35%1,432-236$1,120$36,867,1757Universal