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, Apr. 15 - Sun, Apr. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amityville Horror (2005)$23,507,414--3,323--$7,074$23,507,4141MGM
2Sahara (2005)$13,071,666-28%3,1540$4,144$36,419,0042Paramount
3Fever Pitch (2005)$8,519,098-31%3,2758$2,601$23,663,6362Fox
4Sin City$6,687,810-53%3,002-228$2,228$61,306,8223Miramax / Dimension
5Guess Who$4,876,619-31%2,999-65$1,626$57,549,9214Sony / Columbia
6Beauty Shop$3,741,968-45%2,260-399$1,656$31,219,9123MGM
7Robots$3,607,609-22%2,476-237$1,457$115,761,6606Fox
8Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$2,979,333-29%2,625-386$1,135$41,678,3554Warner Bros.
9The Pacifier$2,411,268-23%2,068-307$1,166$103,720,8257Disney
10The Upside of Anger$2,069,066-17%1,16615$1,774$15,067,4566New Line