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, Aug. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$6,006,017-53%3,730--$1,610$56,753,3141Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$3,146,124-56%3,18015$989$101,976,1332Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$2,112,934-64%2,867--$737$22,131,1311Paramount
4I, Robot$1,401,809-55%3,204-290$438$116,441,1423Fox
5Spider-Man 2$1,242,143-53%3,001-752$414$345,678,6955Sony / Columbia
6Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$1,026,751-41%2,135--$481$6,508,2101New Line
7A Cinderella Story$902,378-39%2,350-275$384$41,228,3843Warner Bros.
8Catwoman$885,644-55%3,1170$284$30,663,2482Warner Bros.
9Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$532,663-44%2,032-904$262$78,700,4364DreamWorks
10Fahrenheit 9/11$519,435-49%1,217-638$427$109,988,7476Lionsgate