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, Mar. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$10,131,892-64%3,043--$3,330$135,317,2881Newmarket
250 First Dates$706,533-76%3,450-162$205$89,392,7133Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$578,296-72%2,703--$214$9,483,0941Paramount
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$330,602-73%2,042--$162$6,142,1871Lions Gate
5Eurotrip$324,984-68%2,54432$128$13,083,6422DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$278,729-58%1,112-295$251$364,398,41411New Line
7Broken Lizard's Club Dread$238,218-66%1,807--$132$3,274,0601Fox Searchlight
8Mystic River$236,236-50%1,125-227$210$82,488,99620Warner Bros.
9Miracle$235,100-78%2,222-491$106$56,566,8844Disney
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$234,953-86%2,5030$94$17,139,7182Disney