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 Tue, Jun. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,226,396-6%2,694--$1,940$40,857,9351Fox
2Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$2,606,32710%3,805-50$685$195,899,7273Warner Bros.
3The Terminal$2,434,0399%2,811--$866$23,725,2381DreamWorks
4Shrek 2$2,273,27221%3,306-537$688$382,787,5505DreamWorks
5Garfield$1,802,20419%3,15056$572$45,675,1722Fox
6The Stepford Wives$1,326,2479%3,0570$434$41,553,8942Paramount
7The Chronicles of Riddick$1,159,343-1%2,7570$421$44,830,7222Universal
8The Day After Tomorrow$1,018,4386%2,667-543$382$169,295,5034Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$1,017,32410%2,801--$363$12,299,8541Disney
10Troy$271,88518%1,303-700$209$129,536,6406Warner Bros.