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. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$52,180,561--3,420--$15,257$52,180,5611Fox
2Spider-Man 2$24,775,809-45%4,058-108$6,105$302,284,5803Sony / Columbia
3Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$13,849,335-51%3,10413$4,462$56,956,7992DreamWorks
4A Cinderella Story$13,622,882--2,625--$5,190$13,622,8821Warner Bros.
5Fahrenheit 9/11$7,175,674-35%2,004-7$3,581$94,002,1074Lionsgate
6King Arthur (2004)$7,162,618-53%3,0860$2,321$38,112,7072Disney
7The Notebook (2004)$5,651,212-14%2,089-199$2,705$53,890,0084New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$3,813,465-33%1,945-499$1,961$105,167,6895Fox
9White Chicks$3,436,494-45%1,730-471$1,986$63,469,5814Sony / Columbia
10Shrek 2$3,230,044-27%1,857-285$1,739$425,016,9029DreamWorks