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, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$46,523,303--3,186--$14,602$46,523,3031Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$34,034,851-27%3,35990$10,132$133,007,7782Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$10,158,428-56%3,0020$3,384$42,531,4002Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$9,327,246-52%3,404-100$2,740$127,893,9073Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$9,134,029--2,236--$4,085$9,134,0291Universal
6Finding Nemo$7,275,444-14%2,480-163$2,934$303,794,5418Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$6,122,892-49%3,205-170$1,910$75,455,9543MGM
8How to Deal$5,809,960--2,319--$2,505$5,809,9601New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,810,937-47%2,261-941$1,686$89,235,1794Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$2,541,660-40%1,310-86$1,940$33,399,1284Fox Searchlight