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, May. 6 - Sun, May. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$19,635,948--3,216--$6,106$19,635,9481Fox
2House of Wax$12,077,275--3,111--$3,882$12,077,2751Warner Bros.
3The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$9,791,875-54%3,1330$3,125$35,782,6002Disney
4Crash (2005)$9,107,676--1,864--$4,886$9,107,6761Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$7,823,598-43%2,81450$2,780$54,406,2833Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$5,521,138-57%3,4800$1,587$20,904,6512Sony / Columbia
7Sahara (2005)$3,428,257-40%2,516-596$1,363$61,667,8825Paramount
8The Amityville Horror (2005)$3,346,985-57%2,478-580$1,351$60,308,2664MGM
9A Lot Like Love$3,155,944-38%2,153-349$1,466$18,911,2353Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$2,228,181-37%1,541-651$1,446$39,250,1085Fox