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 Sat, Dec. 15 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 15 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vanilla Sky$9,761,78710%2,742--$3,560$18,617,9511Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$9,507,16633%3,0750$3,092$66,894,0212Warner Bros.
3Not Another Teen Movie$4,717,461-6%2,365--$1,995$9,736,3471Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$4,529,85598%3,422-250$1,324$250,304,3965Warner Bros.
5Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$2,389,18044%2,792-52$856$37,444,4213Fox
6Monsters, Inc.$2,324,550101%2,462-422$944$217,311,0237Disney
7Spy Game$1,101,16754%2,503-267$440$57,176,5574Universal
8Black Knight$941,40962%1,907-326$494$29,235,1114Fox
9Shallow Hal$689,23449%1,767-450$390$66,626,6256Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$306,23622%1,183-468$259$13,104,8824Disney