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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Aug. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$13,584,089--3,202--$4,242$13,584,0891Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$8,010,64664%2,954--$2,712$18,907,9271Disney
3American Wedding$4,921,85652%3,1753$1,550$54,674,4502Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,793,25664%3,170-220$1,197$223,521,9315Disney
5Seabiscuit$3,362,80076%2,4287$1,385$60,914,5023Universal
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$2,822,41456%3,38824$833$80,136,3333Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$1,762,92938%2,449-573$720$118,815,8554Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,548,04720%3,036-186$510$50,047,4663Paramount
9Finding Nemo$698,22642%1,502-275$465$323,101,96111Disney
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$453,65036%1,275-635$356$144,822,2956Warner Bros.