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, Jun. 17 - Sun, Jun. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$48,746,278--3,858--$12,635$72,898,9961Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$26,035,856-48%3,45127$7,544$96,695,7822Fox
3Madagascar$10,737,092-38%3,533-396$3,039$146,832,2754DreamWorks
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$10,038,506-32%2,923-399$3,434$348,137,7325Fox
5The Longest Yard (2005)$8,240,628-41%3,312-342$2,488$132,143,5174Paramount
6The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$6,692,907-47%2,6550$2,521$24,017,9442Miramax / Dimension
7Cinderella Man$5,570,553-43%2,610-210$2,134$43,893,3763Universal
8The Perfect Man$5,301,517--2,087--$2,540$5,301,5171Universal
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$3,127,203-45%2,206-377$1,418$30,158,1453Warner Bros.
10The Honeymooners$2,649,269-52%1,9120$1,386$9,554,4082Paramount