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, Jun. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Chicks$5,374,515-28%2,726--$1,972$27,180,9951Sony / Columbia
2DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,210,740-26%3,020326$1,725$67,458,5252Fox
3The Notebook (2004)$3,605,706-22%2,303--$1,566$13,466,9811New Line
4The Terminal$3,549,062-35%2,914103$1,218$41,038,3812DreamWorks
5Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$3,370,445-25%3,404-401$990$211,542,1574Warner Bros.
6Shrek 2$2,957,838-28%2,937-369$1,007$396,787,1646DreamWorks
7Garfield$2,047,771-33%2,880-270$711$56,299,2743Fox
8Two Brothers$1,663,438-29%2,175--$765$6,143,1891Universal
9The Chronicles of Riddick$1,392,728-22%2,443-314$570$51,152,9853Universal
10The Day After Tomorrow$1,337,459-33%2,212-455$605$175,628,0855Fox