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, Jul. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$34,234,505--3,495--$9,795$34,234,5051Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$32,511,257-58%4,2850$7,587$207,865,9842Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$27,476,745--3,121--$8,804$27,476,7451New Line
4Transformers$20,514,547-45%3,762-288$5,453$262,978,9483Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$10,898,742-39%3,402-223$3,204$165,518,0824Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$7,102,384-37%2,727-474$2,604$116,270,4184Fox
7License to Wed$3,576,132-51%2,525-190$1,416$38,496,1183Warner Bros.
81408$2,620,210-47%1,451-755$1,806$67,454,7035MGM / Weinstein
9Evan Almighty$2,553,681-48%1,779-918$1,435$93,566,2445Universal
10Knocked Up$2,292,787-38%1,288-422$1,780$142,701,2078Universal