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, Feb. 5 - Sun, Feb. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dear John$30,468,614--2,969--$10,262$30,468,6141Sony / Screen Gems
2Avatar$22,850,881-27%3,000-74$7,617$629,705,0708Fox
3From Paris with Love$8,158,860--2,722--$2,997$8,158,8601Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$6,855,371-60%3,0660$2,236$28,947,8512Warner Bros.
5The Tooth Fairy$6,629,595-34%3,218-127$2,060$34,462,5683Fox
6When in Rome$5,549,129-55%2,4560$2,259$20,944,7342Disney
7The Book of Eli$4,717,335-47%2,820-255$1,673$82,045,1404Warner Bros.
8Legion$3,453,651-52%2,339-137$1,477$34,731,9343Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$2,535,174-44%1,805-445$1,405$201,484,4707Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$2,503,224-17%1,740-11$1,439$241,369,61612Warner Bros.