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 Mon, Dec. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,052,344-29%3,7030$2,715$232,321,6522New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$6,603,986-16%3,298--$2,002$42,001,5521Fox
3Cold Mountain$2,625,330-35%2,163--$1,214$21,706,3951Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$2,564,808-34%2,70932$947$58,462,9393Sony / Columbia
5Peter Pan (2003)$2,545,790-22%2,813--$905$17,173,7231Universal
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,516,870-24%2,6770$940$33,741,8372Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$2,203,968-40%2,762--$798$20,816,8851Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,778,305-30%2,557-381$695$76,104,5684Warner Bros.
9Elf$974,633-8%2,015-436$484$165,648,5288New Line
10Stuck on You$827,018-23%2,400-607$345$25,239,0353Fox