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, Aug. 13 - Sun, Aug. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alien Vs. Predator$38,289,995--3,395--$11,278$38,289,9951Fox
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$22,955,045--3,472--$6,611$37,138,2201Disney
3Collateral$16,174,679-35%3,20517$5,047$52,561,0572DreamWorks
4Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$9,486,974--2,411--$3,935$9,486,9741Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Supremacy$8,600,001-40%2,976-328$2,890$139,694,6214Universal
6The Village$7,156,749-57%3,142-591$2,278$99,861,3293Disney
7The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$6,012,499-41%2,612-255$2,302$47,990,1703Paramount
8I, Robot$3,866,629-41%2,178-628$1,775$133,968,0155Fox
9Little Black Book$3,784,090-47%2,4450$1,548$14,646,4792Sony / Columbia
10Spider-Man 2$3,510,712-35%1,907-657$1,841$360,967,6687Sony / Columbia