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 Wed, Jul. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,036,498-7%4,16614$1,209$272,671,7382Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,562,115-5%3,091--$1,152$40,033,4671DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,776,096-7%3,08683$576$29,273,2181Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,659,083-6%2,011286$825$85,271,2373Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,300,431-3%2,288-35$568$46,921,9923New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$873,435-4%2,444-509$357$100,553,8464Fox
7Shrek 2$838,757-3%2,142-467$392$420,985,3428DreamWorks
8White Chicks$752,014-5%2,201-599$342$59,275,6333Sony / Columbia
9The Terminal$713,566-2%2,313-469$309$67,345,1314DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$706,727-2%2,002-723$353$234,918,1636Warner Bros.