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, Jan. 27 - Sun, Jan. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legends of the Fall$6,309,990-30%2,0380$3,096$17,570,0226Sony / TriStar
2Highlander 3: The Final Dimension$5,536,435--1,594--$3,473$5,536,4351Miramax / Dimension
3Dumb and Dumber$4,279,662-28%2,391-174$1,790$45,206,7607New Line
4Nobody's Fool$4,095,561-24%1,00789$4,067$17,023,6356Paramount
5Higher Learning$3,429,616-44%1,4500$2,365$11,600,3763Sony / Columbia
6Murder in the First$3,217,383-32%1,30265$2,471$7,936,5712Warner Bros.
7Houseguest$2,249,434-32%1,492-81$1,508$17,768,0354Disney
8Disclosure$2,015,595-35%1,547-173$1,303$55,579,8138Warner Bros.
9Demon Knight$1,818,815-50%1,724-8$1,055$15,458,2753Universal
10The Jungle Book (1994)$1,336,013-41%1,434-262$932$27,748,8856Disney