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, Nov. 14 - Sun, Nov. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$67,529,494--3,451--$19,568$67,529,4941Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$35,017,146-45%4,0659$8,614$116,905,0212Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$11,149,153-42%2,7986$3,985$37,574,7362Universal
4High School Musical 3: Senior Year$5,656,419-38%3,202-262$1,767$84,166,4984Disney
5Changeling$4,253,924-41%1,89641$2,244$27,631,9014Universal
6Zack and Miri Make a Porno$3,146,962-50%2,210-525$1,424$26,464,1643The Weinstein Company
7Soul Men$2,348,421-57%2,0484$1,147$9,369,8582MGM / Weinstein
8The Secret Life of Bees$2,339,641-24%1,449-32$1,615$33,629,4645Fox Searchlight
9Saw V$1,768,000-57%2,002-827$883$55,379,2834Lionsgate
10Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,579,869-37%1,617-742$977$90,881,6747Disney