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, Feb. 4 - Sun, Feb. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 3$34,713,342--3,467--$10,013$34,713,3421Miramax / Dimension
2The Hurricane$4,940,420-13%2,14813$2,300$35,442,4434Universal
3Stuart Little$4,713,252-1%2,702-339$1,744$125,267,7398Sony / Columbia
4Next Friday$4,286,355-25%1,42085$3,019$45,304,6114New Line
5Eye of the Beholder$4,213,996-29%1,7510$2,407$10,173,4432Destination
6The Green Mile$4,017,1330%2,335-36$1,720$120,729,9339Warner Bros.
7Galaxy Quest$3,311,935-3%1,939-270$1,708$62,940,4307DreamWorks
8Down to You$2,707,955-33%2,00326$1,352$14,329,4763Miramax
9Girl, Interrupted$2,556,403-21%1,863-72$1,372$23,307,0338Sony / Columbia
10The Talented Mr. Ripley$2,488,414-11%1,819-323$1,368$74,597,6357Paramount