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 Sat, Nov. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$9,308,869-8%3,4673$2,685$70,752,2742Universal
2The Haunted Mansion$9,239,964-8%3,122--$2,960$29,016,8981Disney
3Elf$8,440,103-10%3,202-179$2,636$125,210,4104New Line
4Gothika$5,112,5012%2,3820$2,146$38,548,8092Warner Bros.
5Bad Santa$4,898,8147%2,005--$2,443$13,979,0261Miramax / Dimension
6Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$4,604,170-12%2,703-398$1,703$64,439,0503Fox
7The Missing$4,269,003-1%2,756--$1,549$12,998,4391Sony / Columbia
8Love Actually$3,316,6782%1,71424$1,935$41,738,4544Universal
9Timeline$3,287,238-5%2,787--$1,179$10,730,7541Paramount
10The Matrix Revolutions$2,168,84025%2,055-969$1,055$132,450,4784Warner Bros.