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. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$22,112,474-50%3,38814$6,527$83,964,7802Sony / Columbia
2Signs$19,362,658-34%3,34434$5,790$150,511,8963Disney
3Blue Crush$14,168,477--3,002--$4,720$14,168,4771Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$11,520,838-31%3,3070$3,484$45,957,0712Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$8,729,757-33%3,113-395$2,804$183,438,3574New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,701,15382%1,064341$5,358$39,297,68318IFC Films
7Blood Work$4,808,383-34%2,5250$1,904$15,310,7262Warner Bros.
8Road to Perdition$3,801,749-10%1,914-297$1,986$90,311,1446DreamWorks
9The Master of Disguise$3,164,291-38%2,137-431$1,481$30,289,4733Sony / Columbia
10The Adventures of Pluto Nash$2,181,964--2,320--$941$2,181,9641Warner Bros.