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, Sep. 5 - Sun, Sep. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fire Down Below$6,073,094--2,336--$2,600$6,073,0941Warner Bros.
2G.I. Jane$5,341,411-35%2,01643$2,650$18,534,0763Disney
3Money Talks$4,888,735-36%1,994-39$2,452$17,410,4933New Line
4Hoodlum$4,047,485-37%2,0200$2,004$4,047,4852MGM / United Artists
5Air Force One$3,861,651-42%2,468-133$1,565$159,261,0747Sony / Columbia
6Conspiracy Theory$3,334,021-51%2,204-256$1,513$49,165,7795Warner Bros.
7Excess Baggage$2,854,180-55%2,2110$1,291$9,163,7632Sony / Columbia
8Mimic$2,815,405-54%1,959-296$1,437$16,814,6033Miramax / Dimension
9Cop Land$2,622,136-55%1,874-129$1,399$29,235,7884Miramax
10Men in Black$1,803,824-30%1,491-70$1,210$237,306,89110Sony / Columbia