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, Nov. 21 - Sun, Nov. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$16,771,694--2,140--$7,837$16,771,6941New Line
2Anastasia$14,104,93311601%2,1402139$6,591$14,225,4741Fox
3The Rainmaker (1997)$10,626,507--2,317--$4,586$10,626,5071Paramount
4The Jackal$9,024,095-40%2,2018$4,100$24,188,6902Universal
5The Little Mermaid (1997 re-issue)$5,687,421-42%2,0573$2,765$15,501,9412Buena Vista
6Starship Troopers$4,707,339-53%2,822-149$1,668$46,266,9933Sony / TriStar
7Bean$4,288,079-46%1,991-24$2,154$29,882,5996Gramercy
8The Man Who Knew Too Little$2,938,348-36%2,0393$1,441$7,543,1672Warner Bros.
9I Know What You Did Last Summer$2,582,086-36%1,860-570$1,388$50,888,0916Sony / Columbia
10The Devil's Advocate$2,240,478-36%1,763-253$1,271$53,713,3166Warner Bros.