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. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$75,166,845-53%4,3660$17,216$313,783,4442Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$30,939,716--3,094--$10,000$30,939,7161Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$17,746,699-36%2,99014$5,935$62,596,0112Universal
4The X-Files: I Want to Believe$10,020,598--3,185--$3,146$10,020,5981Fox
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$9,717,756-21%2,688-142$3,615$60,491,1253Warner Bros. / New Line
6Hancock$8,312,512-41%3,309-467$2,512$206,482,9124Sony / Columbia
7WALL-E$6,421,610-36%3,044-266$2,110$195,310,4395Disney
8Hellboy II: The Golden Army$5,099,116-50%3,018-194$1,690$66,059,0743Universal
9Space Chimps$4,537,686-37%2,53827$1,788$16,169,2462Fox
10Wanted (2008)$2,740,289-46%1,750-683$1,566$128,629,1315Universal