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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jul. 11 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 11 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie$5,818,324-5%2,912--$1,998$54,268,2841Miramax / Dimension
2The Perfect Storm$3,022,414-3%3,4070$887$106,329,1102Warner Bros.
3The Patriot$1,807,491-2%3,0610$590$69,104,7962Sony / Columbia
4Disney's The Kid$1,749,519-3%2,167--$807$16,240,9611Disney
5Me, Myself & Irene$1,092,9483%2,996-91$365$69,589,5743Fox
6The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$533,694-2%2,48222$215$17,155,5102Universal
7Gone in 60 Seconds$514,3895%1,871-780$275$87,550,0855Disney
8Big Momma's House$476,4943%1,926-466$247$104,578,3506Fox
9Mission: Impossible II$371,5404%2,057-610$181$204,743,3447Paramount
10Gladiator (2000)$276,2749%1,210-201$228$174,498,68110DreamWorks