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, Dec. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$13,913,423-28%3,518--$3,955$84,432,0341Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,302,066-4%3,6233$1,463$64,713,0882Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,345,286-25%2,674--$1,251$13,367,3131Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,878,652-19%3,2900$875$89,481,7873Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,740,285-35%1,7961756$1,526$12,728,3561Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,359,4181%2,618-250$901$142,604,2107Warner Bros.
7Darkness$1,719,640-40%1,700--$1,012$7,883,6921Miramax / Dimension
8Spanglish$1,572,757-25%2,4413$644$19,757,2832Sony / Columbia
9National Treasure$1,524,345-8%2,201-571$693$142,590,4906Disney
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,513,810-29%1,1051103$1,370$6,468,2043Disney