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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$15,350,213-22%3,665-160$4,188$178,345,9275Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$12,201,710--3,280--$3,720$12,201,7101CBS Films
3Date Night$10,461,223-37%3,294-86$3,176$63,332,8193Fox
4The Losers$9,406,348--2,936--$3,204$9,406,3481Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$9,342,398-53%3,0650$3,048$34,708,2222Lionsgate
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$8,924,180-42%3,271-482$2,728$145,563,5574Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$8,022,762-51%2,4590$3,263$28,471,9392Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$6,058,958--1,206--$5,024$8,525,4881Disneynature
9The Last Song$3,760,816-37%2,79427$1,346$55,459,4874Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,264,097-38%1,385-639$1,635$327,537,0238Disney