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. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$31,070,453--3,310--$9,387$46,054,7061Warner Bros. / New Line
2Bolt$26,580,8211%3,6543$7,274$66,848,9002Disney
3Twilight (2008)$26,342,909-62%3,4256$7,691$119,705,6452Summit
4Quantum of Solace$18,834,678-29%3,50143$5,380$141,419,3783Sony / Columbia
5Australia$14,801,313--2,642--$5,602$20,005,5451Fox
6Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$14,207,114-9%3,709-298$3,830$159,066,0084Paramount / DreamWorks
7Transporter 3$12,062,918--2,626--$4,594$18,230,5661Lionsgate
8Role Models$5,284,000-28%2,195-538$2,407$57,871,1924Universal
9Changeling$1,207,273-55%1,010-729$1,195$33,852,1576Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$1,061,326-48%1,385-976$766$88,748,0356Disney