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 Sat, Jan. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$18,271,34351%3,5246$5,185$151,131,8972Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,722,24621%3,6230$1,579$90,478,2703Paramount
3Fat Albert$4,438,17046%2,74470$1,617$30,619,1922Fox
4The Aviator (2004)$4,432,07713%1,7960$2,468$28,526,7882Miramax
5Ocean's Twelve$4,004,57041%3,2900$1,217$104,424,7434Warner Bros.
6National Treasure$2,726,94315%2,28281$1,195$152,851,4047Disney
7Spanglish$2,705,88662%2,48948$1,087$29,193,5163Sony / Columbia
8Darkness$2,407,316179%1,71818$1,401$15,282,7042Miramax / Dimension
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,067,463109%1,1050$1,871$13,427,9844Disney
10The Polar Express$1,897,983-10%2,513-105$755$153,531,6208Warner Bros.