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, Nov. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$48,475,149--3,502--$13,842$83,790,2391Warner Bros.
2Elf$31,113,501--3,337--$9,324$31,113,5011New Line
3Brother Bear$18,527,160-5%3,0300$6,115$44,022,2852Disney
4Scary Movie 3$10,812,152-46%3,288-217$3,288$93,062,7713Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$7,215,814-25%2,811-263$2,567$36,131,7333Sony / Columbia
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$4,939,582-54%2,378-592$2,077$73,373,0954New Line
7Mystic River$4,787,693-23%1,58130$3,028$40,437,7874Warner Bros.
8Runaway Jury$4,670,620-28%2,133-603$2,190$39,992,6724Fox
9School of Rock$3,026,459-33%1,982-804$1,527$73,471,4246Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,322,779-49%1,681-748$1,382$64,912,0475Miramax