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. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$12,457,477-20%2,34644$5,310$111,247,0514Universal
2Clueless$10,612,443--1,653--$6,420$10,612,4431Paramount
3Nine Months$9,823,725-22%1,750292$5,614$22,345,9652Fox
4Under Siege 2: Dark Territory$9,115,389-28%2,1500$4,240$21,739,7912Warner Bros.
5Species$7,136,353-29%2,3100$3,089$34,350,2983MGM/UA
6Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home$7,039,608--1,931--$3,646$7,039,6081Warner Bros.
7Pocahontas$5,726,376-29%2,461-296$2,327$72,755,5475Disney
8The Indian in the Cupboard$5,250,156-32%1,7230$3,047$12,966,4342Paramount
9First Knight$4,711,397-29%2,1610$2,180$22,170,6373Sony / Columbia
10Batman Forever$3,602,728-32%1,974-513$1,825$171,153,1936Warner Bros.