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. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alien Vs. Predator$3,928,472-57%3,395--$1,157$42,218,4671Fox
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$3,151,990-51%3,472--$908$40,290,2101Disney
3Collateral$1,889,040-62%3,20517$589$54,450,0972DreamWorks
4The Bourne Supremacy$1,070,312-57%2,976-328$360$140,764,9334Universal
5The Village$935,082-52%3,142-591$298$100,796,4113Disney
6Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$882,968-59%2,411--$366$10,369,9421Warner Bros.
7The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$648,503-63%2,612-255$248$48,638,6733Paramount
8Little Black Book$602,807-45%2,4450$247$15,249,2862Sony / Columbia
9I, Robot$486,528-56%2,178-628$223$134,454,5435Fox
10Spider-Man 2$473,158-55%1,907-657$248$361,440,8267Sony / Columbia