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 Sun, Mar. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$6,503,642-18%3,25029$2,001$295,508,7434Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$6,121,065-37%2,745--$2,230$26,722,0511Universal
3Taking Lives$2,888,820-37%2,705--$1,068$11,459,0361Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$2,529,303-44%3,1850$794$67,464,1143Warner Bros.
5Hidalgo$2,316,224-36%2,929-136$791$48,417,6463Disney
6Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$2,176,415-35%1,353--$1,609$8,174,1101Focus
7Secret Window$2,127,625-46%3,0180$705$32,776,6062Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$1,749,904-31%2,9730$589$17,325,2192MGM
950 First Dates$989,321-46%2,153-433$460$113,079,9256Sony / Columbia
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$442,308-32%1,281-520$345$27,592,0805Disney