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, Jun. 26 - Sun, Jun. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$108,967,060--4,234--$25,736$200,077,9961Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$18,578,110-45%3,0582$6,075$69,163,5732Disney
3The Hangover$17,021,803-36%3,525-20$4,829$183,059,1194Warner Bros.
4Up$13,062,046-44%3,487-345$3,746$250,234,6495Disney
5My Sister's Keeper$12,442,953--2,606--$4,775$12,442,9531Warner Bros.
6Year One$6,022,548-69%3,0242$1,992$32,527,5162Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$5,450,657-55%2,995-82$1,820$53,455,7723Sony / Columbia
8Star Trek$3,711,141-33%1,823-484$2,036$246,332,2298Paramount
9Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$3,642,835-53%2,250-712$1,619$163,390,9146Fox
10Land of the Lost$1,194,709-73%1,504-1441$794$46,818,7154Universal