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, Aug. 28 - Sun, Aug. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$27,408,547--3,121--$8,782$27,408,5471Warner Bros. / New Line
2Inglourious Basterds$19,303,393-49%3,1650$6,099$73,021,3532Weinstein Company
3Halloween II (2009)$16,348,096--3,025--$5,404$16,348,0961Weinstein / Dimension
4District 9$10,270,273-44%3,180130$3,230$90,383,7533Sony / TriStar
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$7,714,466-37%3,467-486$2,225$132,150,0584Paramount
6Julie & Julia$7,034,766-20%2,50340$2,811$70,632,5804Sony / Columbia
7The Time Traveler's Wife$6,451,431-34%2,961-27$2,179$47,901,0393Warner Bros. / New Line
8Shorts$4,512,327-30%3,1050$1,453$13,207,1932Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$3,457,927--1,393--$2,482$3,478,3831Focus Features
10G-Force$2,825,193-31%1,926-635$1,467$111,781,6896Disney