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. 20 - Sun, Apr. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$13,012,184-41%3,01590$4,316$40,204,3842Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$11,014,657--2,443--$4,509$11,014,6571New Line
3Blades of Glory$7,677,849-44%3,459-8$2,220$100,952,6764Paramount / DreamWorks
4Vacancy$7,603,563--2,551--$2,981$7,603,5631Sony / Screen Gems
5Meet the Robinsons$6,966,194-44%3,003-235$2,320$82,093,6394Disney
6Are We Done Yet?$5,180,881-42%2,94467$1,760$39,570,7233Sony / Columbia
7In the Land of Women$4,713,162--2,155--$2,187$4,713,1621Warner Bros.
8Perfect Stranger$4,104,424-63%2,6610$1,542$18,073,2482Sony / Columbia
9Wild Hogs$2,821,691-40%2,001-428$1,410$156,161,1578Disney
10300$2,253,014-49%1,508-632$1,494$204,647,5427Warner Bros.