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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You Got Served$16,121,650--1,933--$8,340$16,121,6501Sony / Screen Gems
2The Butterfly Effect$9,556,892-44%2,6050$3,669$31,739,5032New Line
3Along Came Polly$9,310,362-43%3,05257$3,051$66,006,0033Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$5,309,974-22%2,256-302$2,354$345,336,3507New Line
5The Perfect Score$4,873,006--2,208--$2,207$4,873,0061Paramount
6Big Fish$4,533,254-36%2,280-158$1,988$55,317,6758Sony / Columbia
7Mystic River$4,379,34030%1,37043$3,197$64,872,85316Warner Bros.
8Cheaper by the Dozen$4,286,071-33%2,396-414$1,789$128,033,8236Fox
9Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$4,212,425-42%2,80897$1,500$13,108,1072DreamWorks
10Cold Mountain$4,074,047-19%2,500-302$1,630$78,394,7196Miramax