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, Jun. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$40,087,564--2,628--$15,254$40,087,5641Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$25,037,039--3,049--$8,212$26,426,4801Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$19,786,356-59%3,3124$5,974$67,524,0302Paramount
4Atlantis: The Lost Empire$12,586,394-38%3,07160$4,098$33,257,5102Disney
5Shrek$10,406,472-21%3,007-310$3,461$215,231,7776DreamWorks
6Swordfish$7,718,758-39%2,660-28$2,902$30,351,9523Warner Bros.
7Pearl Harbor$6,818,896-31%2,668-472$2,556$171,891,5405Disney
8Moulin Rouge!$3,852,298-23%1,585-499$2,430$43,435,4414Fox
9Evolution$3,288,195-50%2,258-355$1,456$32,321,1513DreamWorks
10The Animal$2,911,346-50%2,228-513$1,307$19,164,5034Sony / Columbia