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. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$88,156,326--4,152--$21,232$152,410,8421Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$16,283,904-32%1,725857$9,440$55,384,2012Lionsgate
3The Notebook (2004)$10,362,521-23%2,32320$4,461$31,678,5762New Line
4White Chicks$8,667,250-56%2,80074$3,095$43,788,6522Sony / Columbia
5Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$8,541,177-24%2,725-679$3,134$225,725,7575Warner Bros.
6Shrek 2$8,387,681-18%2,609-328$3,215$410,693,6337DreamWorks
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$8,114,897-57%2,953-67$2,748$84,371,3013Fox
8The Terminal$7,868,891-40%2,782-132$2,829$54,326,2013DreamWorks
9Garfield$4,283,154-43%2,458-422$1,743$64,236,8554Fox
10Two Brothers$3,882,180-37%2,1816$1,780$12,874,2572Universal