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. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$50,747,297--3,730--$13,605$50,747,2971Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$24,167,075-54%3,18015$7,600$98,830,0092Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$20,018,197--2,867--$6,982$20,018,1971Paramount
4I, Robot$10,355,243-52%3,204-290$3,232$115,039,3333Fox
5Spider-Man 2$8,613,148-43%3,001-752$2,870$344,436,5525Sony / Columbia
6Catwoman$6,446,107-61%3,1170$2,068$29,777,6042Warner Bros.
7Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$5,480,378--2,135--$2,567$5,480,3781New Line
8A Cinderella Story$4,870,470-38%2,350-275$2,073$40,326,0063Warner Bros.
9Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,133,282-55%2,032-904$1,542$78,167,7734DreamWorks
10Fahrenheit 9/11$3,109,038-35%1,217-638$2,555$109,468,7136Lionsgate