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. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy II: The Golden Army$34,539,148--3,204--$10,780$34,539,1481Universal
2Hancock$32,079,874-49%3,9650$8,091$164,116,4472Sony / Columbia
3Journey to the Center of the Earth$21,019,254--2,811--$7,478$21,019,2541Warner Bros. / New Line
4WALL-E$18,793,946-42%3,849-143$4,883$163,057,4373Disney
5Wanted (2008)$11,996,794-40%3,157-28$3,800$112,455,6093Universal
6Get Smart$7,201,612-35%3,086-488$2,334$111,567,6274Warner Bros.
7Meet Dave$5,251,552--3,011--$1,744$5,251,5521Fox
8Kung Fu Panda$4,410,884-40%2,704-643$1,631$202,154,2946Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Incredible Hulk$2,324,973-53%1,945-1098$1,195$129,908,0695Universal
10Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$2,303,677-30%1,8496$1,246$10,991,3664Picturehouse