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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$10,421,517-16%2,51139$4,150$36,749,9713New Line
2Assassins$9,378,637--2,343--$4,003$9,378,6371Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$7,943,778--1,081--$7,349$7,943,7781Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$5,790,445--1,504--$3,850$5,790,4451Universal
5The Big Green$3,900,329-17%2,0720$1,882$8,588,6142Disney
6Devil in a Blue Dress$3,010,805-44%1,4320$2,103$8,433,1902Sony / TriStar
7Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$2,462,640-66%1,6790$1,467$9,771,1692Miramax / Dimension
8To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$1,870,915-37%1,412-77$1,325$24,859,3355Universal
9Showgirls$1,781,460-49%1,287-101$1,384$13,406,5173MGM/UA
10Dangerous Minds$1,708,117-25%1,424-154$1,200$47,130,8699Disney