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. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$23,774,484--2,923--$8,134$23,774,4841Paramount
2Shanghai Knights$19,603,271--2,753--$7,121$19,603,2711Disney
3Chicago$10,786,53353%1,8411218$5,859$63,786,6707Miramax
4The Recruit$9,226,344-43%2,3760$3,883$29,820,6642Disney
5Final Destination 2$8,389,650-48%2,8340$2,960$27,883,2772New Line
6Deliver Us from Eva$6,648,374--1,139--$5,837$6,648,3741Focus
7Kangaroo Jack$6,105,050-33%2,8480$2,144$53,038,0394Warner Bros.
8Biker Boyz$4,233,855-58%1,7693$2,393$16,016,2322DreamWorks
9Darkness Falls$3,821,223-46%2,456-409$1,556$26,807,0463Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$3,518,592-31%1,680-495$2,094$320,858,9428New Line