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, Aug. 4 - Sun, Aug. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$26,414,386--2,956--$8,936$26,414,3861Sony / Columbia
2Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$18,167,667-57%3,2475$5,595$76,702,6882Universal
3Space Cowboys$18,093,776--2,805--$6,451$18,093,7761Warner Bros.
4Coyote Ugly$17,319,282--2,653--$6,528$17,319,2821Disney
5What Lies Beneath$13,808,766-40%2,86742$4,816$95,131,4873DreamWorks
6X-Men$6,762,641-47%2,774-333$2,438$136,241,0974Fox
7Scary Movie$4,248,067-49%2,597-659$1,636$141,311,2405Miramax / Dimension
8The Perfect Storm$3,976,870-47%2,602-491$1,528$165,587,4896Warner Bros.
9Disney's The Kid$2,989,675-43%1,979-349$1,511$58,425,2445Disney
10The Patriot$2,317,507-48%1,810-519$1,280$105,705,5566Sony / Columbia