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, Dec. 24 - Sun, Dec. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pelican Brief$11,124,936-34%2,00815$5,540$27,989,3402Warner Bros.
2Mrs. Doubtfire$9,370,0593%2,30515$4,065$70,878,3135Fox
3Tombstone$6,454,752--1,504--$4,292$6,454,7521Disney
4Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$5,277,2941%2,17829$2,423$18,084,8303Disney
5Beethoven's 2nd$4,255,485-29%2,04115$2,085$10,272,7102Universal
6Grumpy Old Men$3,874,911--1,244--$3,115$3,874,9111Warner Bros.
7Wayne's World 2$3,595,506-43%2,320-80$1,550$23,388,8563Paramount
8Geronimo: An American Legend$1,704,668-26%1,63631$1,042$8,033,8583Columbia
9Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$1,190,707--1,506--$791$1,190,7071Warner Bros.
10The Three Musketeers (1993)$1,083,844-13%1,006-274$1,077$34,403,6607Disney