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, Mar. 1 - Sun, Mar. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$20,212,543--3,143--$6,431$20,212,5431Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$12,229,529--2,225--$5,496$12,229,5291Miramax
3John Q.$8,512,403-32%2,456-49$3,466$51,655,0693New Line
4Return to Never Land$6,854,685-24%2,618-8$2,618$35,683,8263Disney
5Dragonfly$6,618,201-35%2,5070$2,640$19,217,8442Universal
6Queen of the Damned$5,911,365-60%2,5110$2,354$23,917,6362Warner Bros.
7Big Fat Liar$4,956,300-22%2,232-205$2,221$39,031,9184Universal
8Crossroads (2002)$4,054,557-42%2,301-80$1,762$31,204,7853Paramount
9The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$2,466,535-23%1,228-125$2,009$48,043,5436Disney
10Snow Dogs$2,305,493-31%1,802-392$1,279$75,523,2567Disney